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!
April 6-7, 2019: 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 11, 2019: World Bonsai Day
Celebrate the arrival of the bonsai outdoor exhibition for the season and take guided tours.
May 25-26, 2019: 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