Nestled in one of the most beautiful settings in America, The North Carolina Arboretum is surrounded by the lush, botanically-diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains. Within every leaf, branch or petal, there is a rich connection and story to be shared with visitors. Each day at the Arboretum offers new beginnings and opportunities to discover the beauty of western North Carolina through miles of hiking and biking trails, acres of cultivated gardens and hundreds of native plant species. Scroll through the gallery below to see what’s beautiful today!