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The Botanical Gardens at Asheville is an independent non-profit organization housing a collection of plants native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Our admission is free, but donations are appreciated and memberships are encouraged. Our facilities are here for you to enjoy, from learning to identify native plants to holding your activities such as plant walks and weddings.

Bring your visitors to the Gardens to enjoy the variety of our native plants.  Our Visitor Center and most of our trails are wheelchair accessible. Adequate parking is available in our parking lot.




MAY 2014

"My Little Walden", Interview with Jay Kranyk

Jay’s “own little Walden” is the Asheville Botanical Gardens where he plants seedlings and prunes bushes. He also fixes the plumbing, cleans up graffiti, does paperwork, and conducts tours—all part of a day’s work as manager of the garden. - See more at: 


GARDEN HOURS
Open every day of the year during daylight hours


VISITOR CENTER HOURS

March: noon to 4 p.m.

April-October
10 a.m. to 4 p.m. (Monday-Saturday)
1 to 4 p.m. Sundays

November-December 7
12 to 4 p.m. - Seven days a week

No admission charge, but donations are appreciated 
and memberships are encouraged:
Directions


UPCOMING EVENTS


CLASSES & ACTIVITIES: KIDS

  • December 6
    Holiday Treats for Animals

    (more information)

  • Discovery Passports
    Explore the Gardens with our new 
    Investigation Passports for Kids!
    (more information)

OCTOBER FLORAL SPOTLIGHT

American Beech
Fagus grandifolia

Here is our list of past floral spotlights.   

The Gardens feature a wide variety of  wildflowers and flowering trees and scrubs that  are native to the Southern Appalachians.  We suggest you visit regularly to see what's new.

Click here to see Bloom Lists.


GIFT SHOP
The place to shop for gardening tools and garden-themed gift items.
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EMAIL SIGN-UP

Receive BGA event reminders by email. 
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MISTAKEN IDENTITY

Native Plants and their Invasive Look-Alikes
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BECOME A VOLUNTEER AT BGA
  

For more information, click here


VISITING THE GARDENS

We hope you enjoy your visit at the Gardens, but we do request that you follow the Garden Rules.  Group tours may be available.  Click here for more information.  

Organizations interested in using the Gardens' facilities are asked  to review our policies regarding Use of Outdoor and Indoor Spaces


Calendar of Events at The Botanical Gardens at Asheville


The Botanical Gardens at Asheville
151 W.T. Weaver Boulevard
Asheville, North Carolina 28804-3414

Phone:   828-252-5190
E-Mail: bgardens@bellsouth.net