The North Carolina Arboretum
Asheville, North Carolina

This 434-acre arboretum was founded in 1986. It is associated with the University of North Carolina but located within the Pisgah National Forest. Highlights include: the Blue Ridge Quilt Garden, planted to resemble the pattern of a quilt; the Plants of Promise Garden that evaluates landscape plants for the regions; and the Stream Garden where plants found along mountain streams are planted along an artificial stream.
Highlights of the collection include hollies and azaleas. The arboretum has been a member of the Center for Plant Conservation since 1992.

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