Open through January 4: Extreme Deep [MORE]

Registration Now Open for Winter Break Camps [MORE]

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


Introducing Winter Lights
Asheville's Newest Tradition

Click Here for Tickets
Walk through a winter wonderland and
experience the gardens in a whole new way!

November 22, 2014 - January 4, 2015
6:00 to 10:00 p.m.

For the first time in its history, the Arboretum's most visited landscapes are adorned with dazzling light displays.
The Arboretum has collaborated with Jerry Stripling, former designer and manager of holiday decorations, special projects and events for Walt Disney World®, to create a truly magical experience. Designed with an artistic aesthetic, Winter Lights enhances the natural beauty of the Arboretum. Click here to learn more!

About Us - The fulfillment of the dream of Frederick Law Olmsted and located just minutes from downtown Asheville, The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden that offers a wealth of activities for families and kids of all ages. Our Asheville gardens feature one of the most renowned bonsai collections in the country, as well as a diversity of flower and botanical exhibits all year round.

Looking for a place to hold your Asheville event or wedding? The Arboretum has wonderful outdoor and indoor options. Speaking of outdoors, the Arboretum is the gateway to some of the best hiking and mountain biking trails in the Asheville area and our trails are dog-friendly.





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.