Annual Membership Meeting - Friday, Oct. 2 - yes, it's still on!

Special Free Silk Painting Lecture by Jamie Kirkell - Oct. 4 [MORE]

20th Annual Carolina Bonsai Expo - Oct. 10 & 11 [MORE]

Discover Your Philanthropic Potential - Oct. 20 [MORE]

N.C. Chrysanthemum Society Annual Show - Oct. 17 - 18 [MORE] 

Winter Lights Ticket Sales Now Open [MORE]

Grow Your Mind! New Adult Education programs open [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.



Blue Ridge Parkway Closed due to Weather


Please note, due to heavy rains, the Blue Ridge Parkway will close tonight starting at Mile Marker 318 (Linville Falls) through the Southern Terminus. The Arboretum is open and can still be accessed via Hwy. 191

The Annual Membership Meeting will still be held on Friday, October 2 beginning at 6 p.m.


The Robot Zoo - September 19 - January 3, 2016

Discover how real animals work by exploring the biomechanics of robots

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.