Mountain Gardens

BiltmoreMountain Gardens

Biltmore 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 region, changes in altitude create significant differences in both temperature and rainfall, engendering a lush variety of plant life. Whether you are an avid gardener or not, our mountain gardens and arboretums offer beauty and natural serenity.

Asheville & the Foothills

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

Botanical Gardens at Asheville
Doan Ogden designed gardens, displaying plants and flowers of Southern Appalachians.

Chimney Rock State Park
Chimney Rock
Botanical diversity from mountaintop to forest to a spectacular waterfall.

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

High Country

Daniel Boone Native Gardens
Twelve separate gardens in a special preserve designed by Doan Ogden.

Wilkes Community College Gardens
Outstanding theme gardens winding through a college campus.

Smoky Mountains & Cherokee

The Campus Arboretum of Haywood Community College
Doan Ogden design creating this varied and exceptional college landscape.

Cherokee Botanical Garden and Nature Trail
Herbs and vegetables of the Cherokee Indians in the 18th century Oconaluftee Village.

If you’re visiting other parts of North Carolina, you can explore our coastal and central region gardens, too.

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