N.C. Arboretum

Event honors North Carolina’s state reptile, the eastern box turtle. more


N.C. Arboretum butterfly garden

N.C. Arboretum photo

Experience the magic of butterflies up close with the special Winged Wonders exhibit this summer at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville, North Carolina. more

Mountain Explorer

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

Mountain Explorer

Arboretum exhibit

N.C. Arboretum photo

A new exhibit coming to The North Carolina Arboretum introduces visitors to the functions of shelters and how animals and humans have adapted to different environments through a diversity of structures. more


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

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