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Biltmore Gardens

Biltmore Gardens

Biltmore Gardens

One Lodge Street
AshevilleNC  

Hours: 9:00a - 5:00p

Biltmore Gardens offer a variety of beautiful plants. Celebrate Spring by visiting the Biltmore Gardens and admiring the beautiful display of tulips and other variety of flowers.

The Biltmore Conservatory was built in 1895 to provide the house and gardens with flowers. The Conservatory houses many tropical plants, exotic plants and palm trees. The Conservatory is divided into individual rooms for palms and orchids. There are over 250 varieties of plants. Also visit the Palm House which has a glass roof that rises 38 feet high to accommodate the towering palms. There is also Italian formal garden, walled garden, shrub and rose garden.

Biltmore Estates hosts a musical festival each year. Visit their website at Biltmore Concert Series for a program and schedule.

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North Carolina Arboretum

North Carolina Arboretum

North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
AshevilleNC  28806
(828) 665-2492
Hours:
November - March:  8:00a - 7:00p (gate closes at 6:00p)
April - October:  8:00a - 9:00p (gate closes at 8:00p)

Admission Fee: There is no admission fee, but there is a hefty parking fee ($14.00 per vehicle as of April, 2017).

The North Carolina Arboretum covers 434 acres and is located in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest.The arboretum includes many hiking and bicycling trails. There is also a bonsai collection, a holly garden, and a stream garden. Its tree collection includes a set of Metasequoias planted in 1950, and now said to be the tallest in the south (over 100 feet in height).

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