This 10-acre non-profit nature preserve (next to UNC-A) is dedicated to preserving and displaying the native flora of the Southern Appalachians. Garden-themed gift shop. Our facilities are here for you to enjoy, from learning to identify native plants to holding your activities such as plant walks and weddings. Come to the Gardens to enjoy the variety of our native plants. Our Visitor Center and most of our trails are wheelchair accessible. Adequate parking is available on site. Check our website to see what's expected to be in bloom when you'd like to visit.