North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville

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North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville

For the Fourth of July I decided to spend some time at the North Carolina Arboretum. Even though it was a bit muggy and hot, I was ready for a good hike through the gardens. And as luck would have it, I arrived on a first Tuesday of the month for a half price entry fee. The arboretum is normally $14 per vehicle, but on these days it is only $7! So it was a great day for an inexpensive holiday event.


North Carolina Arboretum I started off inside the Baker Exhibit Center Greenhouse for the Butterfly display, Winged Wonder. It was an interesting area. Located in a small greenhouse, they had plants these creatures love to hang out on to lay their eggs. And there was a chrysalis-rearing chamber, which I found interesting. They had quite a few chrysalis in different stages of development. Some had already been vacated, others were still percolating, and a few butterflies were getting ready to exit to freedom.



From there I saw a collection of paintings by Elizabeth Ellison, Spirit of Place. It was a nice collection of her work, and well worth the trip to see.

From the Baker Exhibit Center I was able to walk directly out to the gardens from the second floor. The colors were spectacular, and there were so many different gardens, each unique in their own way. Enjoy the walk through the gardens!

Enjoy the walk!

North Carolina Arboretum, Asheville

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