The Ultimate Guide To Asheville and the Western North Carolina Mountains
The Ultimate Guide to Asheville & the Western North Carolina Mountains

The Online Version of the Best-selling Regional Guidebook

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The Botanical Gardens
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The Botanical Gardens at Asheville, pen & ink drawing by Lee James Pantas

    The Botanical Gardens at Asheville are located on a ten-acre site next to the campus of the University of North Carolina at Asheville. The Gardens were organized in 1960 by the Asheville Garden Club and were designed by Doan Ogden, a nationally known landscape architect. They were created to preserve and display the native plants and flowers of the Southern Appalachian Mountains and are noted for both their landscaping and great variety of plant life present on the grounds. The gardens are open year round and are intertwined with peaceful walking trails through varied habitats. There is a Botany Center, library and gift shop.

Website: The Botanical Gardens at Asheville
Asheville NC
Address: 151 W.T. Weaver Blvd., Asheville NC 28804
Telephone: 828-252-5190
Hours: Open year round, dawn to dusk
Fees: None
Allow: About two hours
Of Note: April is a special time in the gardens when all of the native plants and shrubs are in bloom.
Nearby: North Carolina Arboretum
Directions: From I-240 take Exit 5A Merrimon Avenue. Go north to W.T. Weaver Boulevard and turn left.

Wild & Furry Animals of the Southern Appalachian Mountains, by Lee James Pantas










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