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Asheville North Carolina Arboretum
Distance from hotel: 9.40 miles
Category: Activities
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Explore the NC Arboretum in Asheville

Located in the beautiful Pisgah National Forest adjacent to the Blue Ride Parkway, The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden and outdoor oasis. World-renowned gardens, including one of the Southeast's premiere bonsai collections, miles of hiking and biking trails, family-friendly exhibits and local and regional art make the Arboretum a perfect place to visit, no matter the occasion or season!



Winter Lights is Back!

Discover Asheville's brightest holiday tradition at Winter Lights at The North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville. Open nightly, November 17 - December 31, from 6 - 10 p.m.


Hours -

April 1 to October 31: 8 a.m. - 9 p.m. with entrance gates closing at 8 p.m., November 1 to March 31: 8 a.m. - 7 p.m. with entrance gates closing at 6 p.m.

Prices -

$12 per vehicle or free for members (On the first Tuesday of each month, parking is half price - $6)

Arboretum Friends & Family Rate

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  • Winter Lights Holiday Exhibit
  • Carolina Bonsai Expo
  • Orchid Society Annual Show


  • Hiking
  • Biking
  • Plant Shows
  • Guided Trail Tours
  • Seasonal Exhibits
  • Kids Activities


  • Is there parking and What is the cost?

    The NC Arboretum offers plenty of parking for visitors. On the first Tuesday of each month, parking is half price ($6). For the rest of the month, it is $12 per personal vehicle, $50 for motorhomes/vehicles 21' or longer, and $100 for buses. Members of The North Carolina Arboretum Society park for free.
  • What youth activities are available?

    The arboretum offers various exhibits and educational programs for kids and families to get excited about natural history and outdoor science. They offer fun youth programs including Wee Naturalist. Citizen Science and Scouting Programs that get kids engaged in our natural heritage and environmental awareness. Day camps are also available for youth groups of different ages under 18.

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