The Connections Gallery gift shop, located on the second floor of the Baker Exhibit Center, offers a vibrant selection of fine paintings, prints, pottery, jewelry, glass, fiber art, handmade brooms, and many other craft items from local and regional artists, as well as specialty items related to changing exhibits.

Whether you’re looking for a gift for a friend or a treat for yourself, you’ll find a diverse selection of merchandise at the Arboretum’s gift shop. Arboretum members receive 10% discount on in-stock items. Cash, check, credit/debit cards (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, American Express) are accepted.

Hours of Operation & Contact

  • Connections Gallery Gift Shop
    • November-March: 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily; will re-open at 6 p.m. for Winter Lights (Nov. 22 – Jan. 4)
    • April-October: 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily
  • Holiday Gift Shop
    • 11 a.m. – 4 p.m. daily; will re-open at 6 p.m. for Winter Lights (Nov. 22 – Jan. 4)

For more information, please e-mail the Arboretum’s retail manager Tracy Grassette or call 828-665-2492.

Museum Store Weekend

November 30 – December 1

The North Carolina Arboretum’s Connection Gallery gift shop has partnered with six other Asheville-area gift shops, including the Asheville Art Museum, the Asheville Museum of Science, the Black Mountain College Museum + Arts Center, the Moogseum, the Vance Birthplace and the WNC Nature Center, to launch the area’s first-ever Museum Store Weekend “Password Program,” a weekend-long incentive program that offers shopping discounts, in-store events, and gifts with purchase in celebration of Museum Store Sunday.

On Saturday, November 30, and Sunday, December 1, members and visitors can travel around the Asheville area with their museum “passport” and redeem the listed discounts and promotions for each institution, including free entry at all locations on Sunday, December 1, and 25% off items at the Arboretum gift shops on both days. In addition, participants who earn four stamps at a location outside of downtown Asheville can earn a free Kamibashi string doll and also enter to win a gift basket worth more than $200. Passports can be picked up from participating stores beginning Monday, November 18, or be printed off  by clicking the link below.

Download Passport Here

Join and save!

Discover, connect, belong—and save! Included among the many benefits of a membership with The North Carolina Arboretum Society is a 10% discount on all of the carefully-curated items found in our gift shop. But the benefits don't stop there.