I learned that courage was not the absence of fear, but the triumph over it. The brave man is not he who does not feel afraid, but he who conquers that fear. Nelson Mandela
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville, North Carolina
Parking charge is $12
Map of gardens is available at Visitor's center
The North Carolina Arboretum is a 434-acre public garden, surrounded by the diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, located on land within the Pisgah National Forest. It is adjacent to the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway.
There are several walking trails which range from easy to difficult passing through pine, mixed hardwood and forests. There are plagues along the trail with explanations of the trees. A view of the mountains along the trail The Entrance Plaza has colorful gardens and containers of seasonal plants surrounded by pools and waterfalls.
Blue Ridge Court is a central point of the garden promenade
Bonsai Exhibition Garden is a place designed to enhance your enjoyment of bonsai art.