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Explore Asheville Art Galleries – North Carolina Arboretum

Asheville area art galleries, folk art, the River Arts District

The North Carolina Arboretum’s 434-acre campus is nestled along the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 393 in south Asheville and offers 65-acres of cultivated gardens including the Bonsai Exhibition Garden, 10 miles of forested hiking and biking trails, garden tours, Art Walk, nature activities for families, changing science, art and cultural history exhibits, a cafe and gift shop.


The Arboretum is located south of Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway at Milepost 393, or take I-26, Exit 33 and proceed 2 miles south on Highway 191/Brevard Road to the entrance of the Parkway and the Arboretum.

Meeting Planners: The NC Arboretum offers seven meeting rooms and a Green Weddings program situated in the midst of a beautiful natural setting. Please contact our Meetings & Conventions staff for more information about this meeting facility.

Times/Hours: Open daily 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. April through October; 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. November through March. Greenhouse hours: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday through Friday. Bonsai docents in the Garden: 10:00 a.m. to noon Thursday and Saturday.

Season: Closed Christmas Day

Attraction Amenities:

  • Handicap Accessibility
  • Parking (Fee Charged)
  • Pets Allowed
  • Public Restroom
  • Public Telephone


  • Restaurant On Site


100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way

Asheville, NC 28806

General Contact:

Phone: 828-665-2492

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