Friday, September 16, 2011

North Carolina Arboretum in Asheville

We recently took a trip into Asheville to experience the North Carolina Arboretum. All I can say is WOW! What a great place to see some of the most beautiful plants, flowers and trees that North Carolina has to offer. As an added bonus, the Arboretum is showcasing their incredible bonsai exhibit with a huge variety of trees and arrangements.

The Arboretum is a 434-acre natural treasure with 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of hiking and biking trails. As we toured the gardens, subtle hints of fall could be seen among the trees. There is even an art display by an artist that combines photos of plants and trees superimposed on a background consisting of that plant's cellular makeup. Just my cup of tea!

This is a must see for those who enjoy nature, the outdoors and all the beauty that North Carolina has to offer. If you go on the first Tuesday of the month, parking and admission are FREE!!

The Arboretum is a quick 30 minute drive from our luxury bed and breakfast, Brookside Mountain Mist Inn. Come for the scenery, stay for the adventure!

Carolyn Gendreau & Dina Giunta
Brookside Mountain Mist Inn

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