April 12-14, 2024

Go to the NC Arboretum to step into a lush, tropical world at the Asheville Orchid Festival. Hundreds of orchids will fill the Education Center of the Arboretum in this show, which is one of the largest in the Southeast. See dazzling colors, exotic scents, and hints of an ancient world in carefully crafted displays. A full slate of experts is scheduled to present at the event, offering a daily repotting clinic, guided tours, and a variety of lectures. It's presented by the Western North Carolina Orchid Society (WNCOS).

Asheville Orchid Festival

At the beginning of the festival, a team of judges will evaluate the orchids and accompanying displays. Buy orchids and supplies from many vendors.

Asheville Orchid Festival

Classes & lectures are held each day. The show is open 9 AM-5 PM.

NC Arboretum Spring

While you are there, explore the Arboretum’s early spring color with 65 acres of cultivated gardens, ten miles of hiking and biking trails, and engaging exhibits. The peak time for tulips and azaleas is April to early May.

Admission price varies. 

For more information, see our NC Arboretum Guide and other Spring Arboretum Events.

Also, see orchids in Biltmore's Conservatory during Biltmore Blooms.

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