Open through January 4: Extreme Deep [MORE]

Join us for Geocaching Day on November 1 [MORE]

Registration Now Open for Winter Break Camps [MORE]

On Display at the Education Center: Blue Ridge Fiber Show [MORE]

Winter Lights Employment Opportunities [MORE]

Grow Your Mind! Explore our Adult Education programs [MORE]

Holiday Hours [MORE]

Hit the trail! Sign up for a Guided Trail Walk [MORE]

Discover. Connect. Belong. Become a member of the Arboretum! [MORE]

Photography at the Arboretum [MORE]

Say "I Do" at the Arboretum! [MORE]

Due to the location of the Arboretum inside the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, we do not recommend the use of a GPS device for navigation to the Arboretum. Please see Hours and Directions for directions to the Arboretum.


 Tickets On Sale Now

Walk through a winter wonderland and
experience the gardens in a whole new way!



Asheville's Newest Tradition!
November 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.


 See the Arboretum as you never have before when you visit Winter Lights! For the first time in its history, the Arboretum's most visited landscapes will be adorned with dazzling light displays.

Designed with an artistic aesthetic, Winter Lights will enhance the natural beauty of the Arboretum. Visitors will stroll through spectacular light installations and see the gardens in a completely new way.

Click here to learn more!



If you visit the Arboretum, there’s a good chance your experience is made possible in part by a local organization that is providing support for the Arboretum’s mission based work. Growing a relationship for community success could include support from your business to the Arboretum.