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North Carolina Arboretum

July 13, 2022 @ 8:00 am - 1:00 pm

We will meet at the entrance, photograph our hearts out, and then connect at the on-site bistro; Bent Creek at 12:00pm for lunch. If 8:00am is too early, no worries, just come when you can. The only fee is for parking, and that is $16.00 per car. Car-pooling may be a good way to go. At least to pile in one to two cars not far from the entrance, and go in. Let me know directly if you are interested. marcymurphy007@gmail.com. See below for discounts offered.


AAA Members receive $1 off personal vehicle parking fees (valid cards must be presented at the gate).
AHS Reciprocal Garden Members receive free parking for personal vehicles (valid cards must be presented at the gate).
Check out a Buncombe County Library ZOOM Pass or Henderson County Library ZOOM Pass to receive free parking to the Arboretum (reservations required).
Active/retired veterans receive free parking on Memorial Day and Veteran’s Day.
I hope to see you there!


Nestled in one of the most botanically diverse and beautiful natural settings in America, The North Carolina Arboretum contains 65 acres of cultivated gardens that delight the senses, pay tribute to the region’s rich cultural heritage and reinforce the importance of plants to our world. Strolling through the Arboretum’s gardens is a perfect way to reconnect with nature in a peaceful setting. Visit the information desk at the Baker Exhibit Center upon your arrival to learn more about the beauty and history that awaits. Visitors from across the world enjoy exploring the Arboretum’s exhibits and gardens, including one of the finest, most unique bonsai collections in the United States.

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July 13, 2022
8:00 am - 1:00 pm
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North Carolina Arboretum
20 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville, NC