Area Info / The Botanical Gardens

In its mission to study and preserve local ecology, The Botanical Gardens at Asheville have, after many years of patience and hard work, cultivated a lasting testament to the beauty and diversity of plant life in Western North Carolina. Since its establishment in 1961, the Botanical Gardens have transplanted, grown,  and maintained over 700 species of plants native to the Southern Appalachians. Best of all, these gardens are open to the public and, while donations are greatly appreciated, admission into the gardens is always free. Through the continued support of the Asheville Community, the Botanical Gardens at Asheville have become great resource both for botanists as well people who simply enjoy the beauty and complexity of nature.

In addition to its passion for local ecology, the key to the Botanical Garden's success has been longstanding support and collaboration with the community. The Staff and volunteers at the gardens provide a variety of educational opportunities for children and adults in the form of tours, workshops, classes, and more! see below for more details.

If you'd like to be a part of the Botanical Gardens at Asheville, there are plenty of volunteer and membership opportunities. Come experience the natural beauty of all the trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, herbs, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants, ferns, mosses, and lichens that make life on this earth possible. If you're interested in starting your own botany projects, please check out our nursery and garndening supply directory.
Volunteers Gardening

151 WT Weaver Blvd
Asheville, NC 28804

view a map: Map of the Botanical Gardens
(828) 252-5190


Adult Education: Explore the multiplicity of plants native to the Southern Appalachains with botany Experts from the WNC area.

Botany Classes: Join local professionals in the hands on study of botany and ecology. Explore photosynthesis, plant communities, soil stabilization and more!

Saturday Mornings for Kids of All Ages: Plant life fun for the whole family! Saturday Mornings at the Botanical Gardens are filled with exciting ways to learn all about the plants, trees, birds, molds, insects, and bacterial life that comprise the gardens complex ecology.

see the Botanical Garden's Website for more details

Botanical Gardens