For the greened thumbed locals and tourists alike, Asheville is lucky to have a 434 acre Arboretum open to the public that offers events, exhibits, 10 miles of hiking/biking trails, 65 acres of cultivated gardens, and educational opportunities for nature lovers of all ages.
Parking is $12 per vehicle, $50 per commercial vehicle, and $100 for buses. There are long-term exhibits, short-term exhibits, and always something for everyone to see. The arboretum is especially known for having one of the best Bonsai Exhibits in the Southeast. There are also plant sales throughout the summer. For more information call 828.665.2492, or visit ncarboretum.org.