Arboretum bonsai

Andrew Kasper photo

Situated just south of Asheville, off the Blue Ridge Parkway and along the French Broad River, the North Carolina Arboretum is home to one of the country’s most impressive bonsai collections. more

Feb 1, 2014 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer

NC Arboretum bonsai garden

N.C. Arboretum photos

Surrounded by the lush folds of the botanically diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains in Asheville, the North Carolina Arboretum is adjacent to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and is nestled in one of the most beautiful natural settings in America. more

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM Mountain Explorer

N.C. Arboretum

Ashley T. Evans photo

Whether it’s a meadow covered in spring wildflowers, a forest teeming with colorful blooms of the rhododendron, or a grove of towering hemlocks, the Smoky Mountain landscape is defined by an incredible array of plant life. more

Mar 1, 2009 12:00 AM Features