Asheville's 434-acre Public Garden Let's Get Together! EVENTS. (A Monthly Series about Asheville, N.C.'s ALLURING ARBORETUM

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Asheville, N.C. ARBORETUM TrailAsheville's 434-acre Public Garden is a splendid gathering place. If you live in, are relocating to, or simply are visiting  Asheville, North Carolina you can expand your dreams and ideas, brighten your days and feed your heart and soul within our eco-friendly community. Because so many of us  love the idea of stewardship, this "events" column focuses on positive futures, the expressions of sustainable community, nature and eco-wise development all revealed on a regular basis at Asheville's Arboretum. 

I am a member of the North Carolina Arboretum.  And, I must admit, am not objective about this amazing place! Once you discover it, you won't be either. A center for education, research, conservation and economic development, and garden demonstration, the Arboretum offers a wide range of activities for visitors of all ages.

It is a 434-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. 

 

This photo of one of the numerous trails at the Arboretum is courtesy of the Center.

Established in 1986 by the General Assembly as an inter-institutional facility of the University of North Carolina, the Arboretum came into existence nearly a century after this country's father of landscape architecture, Frederick Law Olmsted,  (probably urged on by my beloved landscape architect, Charles Eliot first envisioned such an institution near Asheville.

The vision became a reality and is thriving today! North Carolina's  Asheville's Arboretum invites you to enjoy the goings-on this summer. . .JULY EVENTS: Here are just a few of the events/programs offered in JULY:

1) Here's one those of you who love the idea of garden art are sure to find amazing. Ten (10) of our regional artists have won a place at the Arboretum this summer. They are exhibiting  their work in a show called show. "Kaleidoscope". We like the idea that we can see  beautiful form, pattern and change in three-dimensional art objects and in a natural setting as I tour the Arboretum's gardens. How about you? 

If you are intrigued, catch the  "Kaleidoscope" ~ Contemporary Landscape Sculpture Exhibit. Now through October 31, 20088 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day
Arboretum grounds

2) Photography Exhibit.My son is a professional fine art photographer. He is also a great co-pilot as I scout the Greater Asheville area for eco-logical-home places. Here is something he recommends ..."fine art photographer Cynthia Walker's exhibition of favorite images of insects and flowers, inspired by the mountain region. The exhibit conveys hidden simplicity within the complexity of nature's patterns and light.
Now through October 14, 2008
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Education Center

3) Perfect for a Sunday afternoon...take the 10k Self-Guided Hike, a 6.2-mile tour of the Arboretum's gardens and woodland areas.
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Saturday
Noon to 5 p.m. Sunday
Baker Exhibit Center and Education Center
 

4) and if you don't feel like walking.... enjoy an environmentally friendly, smooth tour Asheville's ARBORETUM on a Segwayride along Arboretum trails on this (see photo). . .

 It's a SegwayTM Tour known as "A Glide Through Nature" SegwayTM. The tour lasts three hours and includes an instruction session followed by a tour of the Arboretum. $45 weekdays; $55 weekends. Call the Arboretum at 828-665-2492 (x317) to schedule a tour.

 

The photo of the Seqway adventurer's is courtesy of Wikipedia

 5) On Wednesday, July 23.  ..it's back to walking, so put on your walkin' shoes and join us for an "In-Depth Walk: What's New in the Garden." An Arboretum staff horticulturist will lead the way focusing on the alluring features in the gardens. We'll be meeting at 10:30 a.m. Baker Exhibit Center .This is the perfect opportunity to get to know Asheville's 434-acre Public Garden .

6) Next Thursday, July 24  how about exercising the old grey matter, too? You can avail yourself of a full day of seminars. Four speakers will discuss the unique medicinal plant biodiversity of the Southern Appalachians and the role of the Bent Creek Institute in their pioneering work of documenting medicinal properties of our mountain native plants treasury.
9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Education Center

Let's Get Together!  and Check back for my August Arboretum Picks!and some news about  Creating a Beautiful Home Landscape.

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Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
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janeAnne,  LOL.  I would come to Asheville to see the GORGEOUS scenery and awesome people.  :)  There are some wonderful real estate folks up there, ya know. ;0)

July 18, 2008 09:31 PM
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They tried those in Waikiki and the police tried it in Wahiawa...I better go look and see what's going on :)

July 18, 2008 10:05 PM
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John Narrin
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The last time I visited "the arb", it was amusing to watch those newbie segway riders learning to drive.

Visitors had better watch out for them! Just kidding.

I love it there.

John

July 19, 2008 01:00 AM
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Larry Story
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Great post.  I use to live in Asheville years ago and never made it out to the Arboretum.  I will admit though I am going to plan a trip now.

July 19, 2008 06:36 AM
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Regina Lundeen
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Good Morning! And it must be for you if you are waking up in Asheville.  My husband and I vacationed there 2 years or so ago.  We came to see that really big house but fell in love with the city and the friendly people. 

We walked around the artsy section of town aimlessly looking for a place to eat and found a great vegetarian place.  Trying to find the Target was fun.  We could see the sign against the mountain side as we went this way and that just not the building.  My state of Delaware is really flat so we thought this was fun.

I am glad I read your post about the arborteum, I know I want to visit Asheville again and this will surely be on my to do list.

July 19, 2008 07:17 AM
Rainmaker
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Stephanie Edwards-Musa
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janeAnne, Congrats on the Gold Star.  ;0)

July 19, 2008 08:33 AM
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Lola Audu

Congrats on the Feature janeAnne.  Very well deserved. :)

July 19, 2008 10:06 AM
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Sheila Reeves
Allen Tate Realtors

JaneAnne, I grew up near Asheville and am aware of all the beauty in the area.  Most of my visits over the past 20 years have been to see about and help aging parents who have now passed on. 

Maybe one of these days I can come back as a tourist to enjoy all the area has to offer.  I live in Greenville, SC and stay too busy to do it most of the time.  I will have to carve out the time and plan ahead.

 

July 19, 2008 10:57 AM
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Stephanie~

Hey! Come on over to Asheville, then there will be even more interesting real estate professionals here =)

July 19, 2008 01:28 PM
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Sally! 

WOW...that's interesting! You commented, ">>>police tried it in Wahiawa..." I want to know more about how THAT experiment turned out! The image of a police officer chasing a thief on a Segway kind of catches my fancy...

July 19, 2008 01:31 PM
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John~

Yes. I don't know if most of us could get the hang of riding a Segway over Arboretum trails. But I love it here, too and would think it is well worth a good try.

July 19, 2008 01:32 PM
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Larry~

If you are coming to Asheville, be sure to let me know! maybe we could all get together and dash around on those Segways!

July 19, 2008 01:34 PM
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Regina~

How aptly you describe our terrain and amenities...including the sense of fun that's in the air here. Maybe you will return and we can all head out on Segways to see the sight. =)

July 19, 2008 01:36 PM
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Stephanie and Lola~

THANKS for reading and caring...and for making me feel GREAT!

July 19, 2008 01:37 PM
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Great to have some upbeat & interesting information.  The segway tours just demonstrate how proressive Asheville is.

Arlene

July 19, 2008 02:07 PM
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Your area looks so pristiine and lovely.  I visited Asheville several years ago but it was in the winter.  Loved the photos

July 19, 2008 07:30 PM
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Terry & Bonnie Westbrook
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We visit my parents in Hendersonville and have been to the Biltmore estate but this is a great option thanks.

July 19, 2008 10:19 PM
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Segways are turning up everywhere!

July 19, 2008 11:05 PM
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Arlene~

I hadn't thought about how the Segway tours relate to our area here in the mountains of North Carolina and point out that we are "progressive"..as indeed we are. Good point1 THX!

July 21, 2008 06:51 AM
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Bill Westel
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Janeanne:

I would highly recommend the medicinal plant talk. We have an incredible variety of healing plants growing in our region due to the wonderful biodiversity of the area.

July 21, 2008 03:54 PM
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