North Carolina’s Mountain Gardens

Once taller than the Alps, North Carolina’s granite and greenstone mountains have had about 200 million years to soften into lovely layers of fog-shrouded ranges. No wonder their flora and fauna appear to be the fruits of a primordial garden. Throughout the mountain region, changes in altitude create significant differences in both temperature and rainfall, engendering a lush variety of plant life.

1 Biltmore

1 Biltmore

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George Vanderbilt’s incomparable Gilded Age gardens designed by Fredrick Law Olmsted.

2 Botanical Gardens at Asheville

2 Botanical Gardens at Asheville

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Doan Ogden designed gardens, displaying plants and flowers of Southern Appalachians.

3 The Campus Arboretum of Haywood Community College

3 The Campus Arboretum of Haywood Community College

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Doan Ogden design creating this varied and exceptional college landscape.

4 Cherokee Botanical Garden and Nature Trail

4 Cherokee Botanical Garden and Nature Trail

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Herbs and vegetables of the Cherokee Indians in the 18th century Oconaluftee Village.

5 Chimney Rock State Park

5 Chimney Rock State Park

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Botanical diversity from mountaintop to forest to a spectacular waterfall.

6 Daniel Boone Native Gardens

6 Daniel Boone Native Gardens

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Twelve separate gardens in a special preserve designed by Doan Ogden.

7 North Carolina Arboretum

7 North Carolina Arboretum

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A 426-acre regional and international resource celebrating the Southern Appalachian landscape.

8 Wilkes Community College Gardens

8 Wilkes Community College Gardens

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Outstanding theme gardens winding through a college campus.

 

Updated April 4, 2018
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