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Botanical Gardens at Asheville

151 Wt Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC 28804-3414
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Very tranquil

We went for a walk in the forest of beautiful trees and plants! What a pleasant experience! If you... read more

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mysamdog
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Canton, Georgia
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My husband and I had such a sweet afternoon at the botanical gardens and will definitely be back... read more

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Located on the edge of the University of North Carolina – Asheville the Botanical Gardens at Asheville were a real treat to visit. First, the Garden is located about 10 minutes from downtown Asheville which made it an easy site to visit. Second, the trail is well tended, beautiful and relaxing. If you ran it the trail is maybe 15 minutes long. If you stroll then it’s as long as you’d like. Lastly, and most important, you get to see some truly spectacular native plants in their natural habitat including a very rare Pink Lady’s-slipper orchid (Cypripedium acaule). As a matter of fact I saw FOUR with two still in bloom as well as several yellow and white lady’s slipper orchids that had finished blooming. To see them in their native habitat is rare enough. That some knucklehead had not come by and picked them is even more amazing. Some added treats include a large stone near the main stream that clearly shows the markings of its molten past and appears to be shaped like a dragon.
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151 Wt Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC 28804-3414
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We went for a walk in the forest of beautiful trees and plants! What a pleasant experience! If you are a plant enthusiast you’ll love this place. There’s also a small gift shop to take home a souvenir! Also, there’s plenty of parking and it’s...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My husband and I had such a sweet afternoon at the botanical gardens and will definitely be back for our next Asheville trip. Each plant at the garden is labeled, and as a plant lover it was fun to test my flower and fern knowledge....More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Cool and beautiful with the smell of the woods, the trails pass a wonderfully folded rock surrounded by wild flowers and bordered by a stream.This little park has the most mountain wild flowers of any place I have ever seen. There is a gift shop...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

I went with a friend. The place is well cared for with many different, beautiful areas. Buildings are beautiful. Food could be improved.

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There is nothing fancy here, basically it is a stroll along a river and is quiet and peaceful. There are a few flowers and it is possible to climb up to the top of the hills for a look around.

1  Thank tensomerset
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This little nook of the University of North Carolina- Asheville campus has easy parking, well-marked trails, and is an inviting place to learn a bit more about the natural environment.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited the Gardens while in Asheville. I have knee problems, but the walk was fine, some uphill/downhill grades, but nothing stressful. Would be a good place to regularly walk for exercise and there were many doing just that. Was also nice that several plants were...More

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Reviewed 16 April 2018

Great place to stop for a leisurely walk along the meandering paths or around the river. You'll be able to sit on one of many stone benches, or have a picnic on the rocky river or in the open green space. Conveniently located off I26/240,...More

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

We brought a picnic with us and sat in the grassy area not far from the main building. They have signs all over to identify the plants. There was a neat deck for bird observations. It was peaceful with the creek running by. Great for...More

Thank Elizabeth G
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Reviewed 2 April 2018

Located just north of downtown on UNC campus the garden paths meander through 600 native plants. Most were either not in evidence or just breaking through the ground or budding. By the end of April through the fall it should prove both beautiful and educational....More

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