The North Carolina Arboretum celebrates bright blooms as it hosts major flower shows that showcase spring’s beauty. And spring is a great time to visit on any day!
March 24-25, 2018: Asheville Orchid Festival
WNC Orchid Society fills the Education Center in this judged show that also features orchid plants and supplies for sale by world class vendors. Read more about the Orchid Show.
May 12, 2018: Dahlia Tuber Sale & World Bonsai Day
A wide variety of dahlia tubers and chrysanthemum rooted cuttings featuring cultivated varieties will be available for purchase. Learning from Dahlia and Mum Society experts, visitors can uncover the secrets of how to produce plants with show quality blooms. Varieties will include traditional favorites as well as the latest cultivars to start the growing season. 10 AM-2 PM. See the bonsai exhibition and take guided tours at 10 & 11.
May 26-27, 2018: Rose Exhibition Show
The annual Asheville-Blue Ridge Rose Society Exhibition features award-winning roses of every color and size. Experts will be on hand to answer questions and provide information about the selection, care, and history of roses. Educational programs will be offered throughout the weekend. 9 AM-5 PM each day
Shows and events are free for Arboretum Society members or with the standard parking fee ($14 per personal motor vehicle). Visitors are encouraged to explore the Arboretum’s kaleidoscope of spring color, 65 acres of cultivated gardens, 10 miles of hiking and biking trails, engaging exhibits, and bountiful opportunities to connect with nature. See our NC Arboretum Guide.
Rate: From $70/couple