North Carolina Gardens

Asheville, NC: Biltmore

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Biltmore Estate, the 250-room “little mountain escape” George Vanderbilt built on 8,000 acres in the mountains of Asheville, NC. back in the 1890s was the final project of the renowned Frederick Law Olmsted, considered to be the father of American landscape architecture. The Biltmore  is a top Garden Traveler destination. Biltmore horticulturalists and gardeners have created […]

Asheville: Botanical Gardens at Ashville

Asheville, North Carolina Botanical Gardens at Ashville The focus is on plants native to the Southern Appalachian Mountain areas and include a large variety of trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, herbs, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants, ferns, mosses and lichens – approximately 700 species in all. The garden also has such rare plants as the Mountain Camellia […]

Asheville: North Carolina Arboretum

Asheville, North Carolina North Carolina Arboretum The North Carolina Arboretum is a 426-acre public garden located within the Bent Creek Experimental Forest of the Pisgah National Forest. Surrounded by the dense folds of the botanically diverse Southern Appalachian Mountains, the Arboretum is nestled in one of the most beautiful natural garden settings in America. [ […]

Belmont: Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden

Belmont, North Carolina Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden Splendor Under Glass. The new Orchid Conservatory at Daniel Stowe Botanical Garden is scheduled for Saturday, Jan. 19, 2008. The conservatory – 8,000 square feet under five stories – features one of the largest indoor displays of bromeliads in the eastern U.S. and a 16-foot Tropical Canvas full […]

Chapel Hill: North Carolina Botanical Garden

Chapel Hill, North Carolina North Carolina Botanical Garden The garden has 15 collections and display gardens (7,000 accessions; 2,200 species). Collection of carnivorous plants. [ info ]

Clemmons: Tanglewood Gardens and Arboretum

Clemmons, North Carolina Tanglewood Gardens and Arboretum Tanglewood’s history traces back to 1584 when the property was claimed by Sir Walter Raleigh for Queen Elizabeth. Later it was bought by Kate and William Reynolds, president of R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Company, and after their deaths, the 1,100-acre property was bequeathed to Forsyth County as a public […]

Durham: Sarah P Duke Gardens – Duke University

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Bamboo and a Japanese-style arched bridge, Duke Gardens, Duke University

Hillsborough: Chatwood Gardens

Hillsborough, North Carolina Chatwood Gardens Features a nationally-known collection of heritage roses, perennial borders, woodland, a formal parterre herb garden and a heritage kitchen garden. The restored Quaker farmhouse (not open to the public) originally served as a tavern, c. 1790. View by appointment. 1900 Faucette Mill Road, Hillsborough, NC 27278. 919.644-0791 [ info ]

Kernersville: Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden

Kernersville, North Carolina Paul J Ciener Botanical Garden This new seven-acre botanical garden is slated to open April 8 – 10. Displays to include a pattern garden with seasonal displays of bulbs and tropical plants; perennial border; pleached-hornbeam walk and a kitchen garden. Currently open Monday-Friday, 8:00am-5:00pm. [ info ]

Raleigh: The Hobbit Garden

Raleigh, North Carolina The Hobbit Garden “In a hole in the ground there lived a hobbit.” Designed for fun and a sense of adventure with a touch of other worldliness, hobbits would be at home in this garden. Pathways lined with rare and unusual plants such as dwarf conifers and carnivorous pitcher plants connect a […]