Held on Saturday, April 29, from 12 – 5 p.m. and Sunday, April 30, from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m., and presented by the American Rhododendron Society, SE Chapter, this yearly judged event features hundreds of Rhododendron and Azalea blooms. The North Carolina Arboretum is home to the National Native Azalea Collection, and visitors are encouraged to explore the collection, located along Bent Creek.
Azalea Collection Trail Walk
Join us for a special trail walk down to the Arboretum’s National Native Azalea Collection on Saturday, April 29 and Sunday, April 30 starting at 1 p.m. from the Baker Exhibit Center lobby. Trained volunteer guides will lead participants on a 2.5 mile walk and discuss the collection, which represents nearly all of the native azalea species in the U.S. The walk is free, however, donations to The North Carolina Arboretum Society are welcomed. Due to the length of the walk, participants are asked to wear appropriate hiking attire.