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2021 City Nature Challenge

April 30 - May 3

Ready, set, snap! Connect with fellow nature lovers from around the world in the 2021 City Nature Challenge, a worldwide bioblitz held April 30 - May 3 that encourages participants to get outside and celebrate their region’s biodiversity by taking photos of the plants and animals found in their communities and uploading them to iNaturalist. …

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8:00 am

Wild Art Sculpture Showcase

May 1 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 pm
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April 1 – September 26

The North Carolina Arboretum is going wild for art and nature in 2021 with Wild Art! On view April 1 through September 26, this outdoor sculpture exhibition features works by 17 local and national artists drawing inspiration from the natural environment. Situated throughout the Arboretum’s spacious, open-air gardens, the show offers guests a doorway into …

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9:00 am

The Enveloping Landscape: A Contemplative Photographic Journey

May 1 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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January 16 – May 2

The Enveloping Landscape: A Contemplative Photographic Journey is a visual celebration of the transformative power of place-based education. In this first-ever collaboration between the Arboretum's Exhibits and Adult Education programs, images from award-winning documentary photographer Susan Patrice join those of 22 student photographers in a breathtaking exhibit that explores the ways that we are indelibly …

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12:00 pm

Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit

May 1 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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Saturdays & Sundays through October

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays through October from 12 to 4 p.m. (weather permitting), Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Garden Promenade.

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1:00 pm

Guided Trail Walk

May 1 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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Tuesdays & Saturdays @ 1 p.m.

Hit the trails and learn more about the Arboretum's botanically diverse forest with the return of guided trail walks in 2021! In response to COVID-19, new safety measures have been put in place to protect our guests, members, volunteers and staff: Walks will be limited to 10 people, including the guide, and all participants will …

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