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North Carolina Arboretum

The North Carolina Arboretum is one of Asheville’s most popular attractions aside from the Biltmore Estate NC, and welcomes a large number of visitors each year. Located in the Bent Creek Experimental Forest, a special part of the North Carolina Pisgah National Forest, the NC Arboretum is a place filled with native and rare flowers and is a wonderful place to tour while you enjoy NC Camping Asheville Vacations. If you plan to visit, be sure to bring along a camera, you do not want to miss this amazing opportunity to photograph some of the most beautiful gardens in the country.

The idea for the North Carolina Arboretum dates back to the days when renowned landscape designer and horticulturist, Frederick Law Olmsted was designing the gardens and grounds around the Biltmore Estate NC. Olmsted wished to create an arboretum at the Biltmore, however George Vanderbilt never seemed too keen on the idea and instead wished to create immaculate gardens that would make the rest of the world envious. It was not until 1989, long after Olmsted’s death, that the site was created and the idea of the arboretum actually came to fruition. Today, the North Carolina Arboretum is still actively under development, and in addition to the beautiful gardens it features hiking and bicycling trails as well. Learn more about the beautiful garden and tree collections within the NC Arboretum below.

The North Carolina Arboretum has many beautiful garden collections including the Blue Ridge Quilt Garden, the Cliff Dickinson Holly Garden, the Heritage Garden (a garden filled with plants that are used in making traditional mountain crafts) and the National Native Azalea Repository. Special collections of trees including rare bonsais and a group of Metasequoias which, planted in 1950, are believed to be the tallest in the south are also found within the NC Arboretum. If you love gardening, plants or just want to see a gorgeous natural display, head over the North Carolina Arboretum.

The NC Arboretum is just one of many Asheville NC Attractions that is found near our Western North Carolina Campgrounds. Enjoy Camping Around Asheville North Carolina and an unforgettable Asheville Vacation in the mountains when you stay at our Family RV Campgrounds in North Carolina, located on a scenic lake. Attractions like the Biltmore Estate NC, Chimney Rock State Park, and Harrahs Cherokee NC are all within a short driving distance from our Blue Ridge Parkway Campground. Camp and enjoy fun with friends and activities like Gem Mining in Western NC, Western North Carolina Fishing, Blue Ridge Parkway Hiking, NC White Water Rafting in Asheville and so much more. Camping around Asheville North Carolina is one of the most popular things to do in the warmer months in the mountains; enjoy our Campgrounds in North Carolina, check out our affordable rates!
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