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Botanical Gardens at Asheville

151 Wt Weaver Blvd, Asheville, NC 28804-3414
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Beautiful place to hike, walk or just sit and enjoy. yourself.

So many different spots to enjoy. There's a variety of plants and they are labeled which is very... read more

Reviewed 6 days ago
healthworkshi
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Asheville, North Carolina
An interesting garden, mostly wild with some name tags. A windy path up the hill Picnic spots and green lawn. Babbling

An interesting garden, mostly wild flowers with some name tags. A windy path up the hill. Picnic... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Paul C
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New Orleans
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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 6 days ago

So many different spots to enjoy. There's a variety of plants and they are labeled which is very nice. I love the green house too. Sitting inside the lodge by the fire is awesome. So many events throughout the year to enjoy as well. Get...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

An interesting garden, mostly wild flowers with some name tags. A windy path up the hill. Picnic spots and green lawn. Babbling brook with a pretty bridge for photos. Rarely crowded in keeping with the small parking lot. Gift shop is pretty typical. Well drained...More

Thank Paul C
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We often visit the Botanical Gardens in Asheville when we don't have enough time for a longer hike on the Blue Ridge Parkway. The Bonsai Gardens are especially wonderful, as are the walks through the various wooded trails. When in bloom it's magical! We always...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice garden with plenty of labeling... nice gentle walk, pretty creek that runs along the walking path... quiet, serene. Beautiful flowers... take a few minutes and see this place. 👍🏼👍🏼

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This walk in the mountainous woods is to view the naturally wooded property and mountain stream. No attempt made to identify the plants or trees. It's just a nice walk in the woods but wear sneakers.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stop and visit this gem when in the area. Take a peaceful walk through the woods and enjoy looking for the current blooms. A section of the path meanders along side a pretty stream with large flat rocks that you can walk out on to....More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is a nice little botanical garden but not great. Basically a nice walk in the woods. We were there during the rain/floods of May 2018 so the walk was made more difficult by the wet paths. If you live in a city I think...More

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Reviewed 10 June 2018 via mobile

This small walking park was a short drive from our hotel. The giftshop was a typical giftshop but has a few neat things in it. The grounds are fairly quite and not crowded. The highlight was the stream, there are stairs leading down to it...More

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Reviewed 9 June 2018

We visited after some heavy rains, so the gardens was dealing with some issues where the soil was washing, and some plants had taken a beating from the weather. The people who volunteer in the garden were very friendly and pointed out the path we...More

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Reviewed 1 June 2018

Unfortunately the fauna was not as in bloom as we would of liked but the gardens were still beautiful. Wear good walking/hiking boots to totally enjoy all the trails.

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