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

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North Carolina Arboretum
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   Established in 1986 as an inter-institutional facility of the University of North Carolina, the North Carolina Arboretum is located within the 6,300-acre Bent Creek Experimental Forest and is surrounded by the 480,000-acre Pisgah National Forest. The 426-acre site is nestled in one of the most beautiful natural settings in the Southeast. The Arboretum has wonderful varied gardens, walking trails and natural habitats.
   The Arboretum focuses on education, economic development, research, conservat
Bonsai Garden at the North Carolina Arboretumion, and garden demonstration with respect to landscape architecture and plant sciences. It is becoming the major state-supported attraction in Western North Carolina. A wide variety of classes and workshops are taught by the gardenís staff and other plant experts. Educational programs target all ages and range from bonsai demonstrations to nature walks.

Website: North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville NC
Address: 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville NC 28806
Telephone: 828-665-2492
Hours: Daily from 7 a.m.-9 p.m. (Daylight Savings Time) and 8 a.m.-9 p.m. (Eastern Standard Time)
Fees: None
Tips: Beautiful anytime of year, but spring is especially spectacular.
Allow: Three hours
Nearby: Blue Ridge Parkway, Botanical Gardens at Asheville, Bent Creek Experimental Forest, Pisgah National Forest, Biltmore Estate
Directions: From the Blue Ridge Parkway: N.C. 191 exit (Milepost 393.6). On the exit ramp, the entrance is on the left. From I-40: Exit 40 (Farmers Market). 191 south, follow signs.

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






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