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

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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I am a member of the North Carolina Arboretum.  And, I must admit, am not objective about this amazing place!... now I want to know...Who wants to try a Segway ??

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

This arboretum looks wonderful.  I would love to try a segway and see all the sites.  Count me in.

Posted by Joan Whitebook, Consumer Focused Real Estate Services (BHG The Masiello Group) over 10 years ago

Hi janeAnne,  :)  I tried to win a Segway at the NAHB Conference this year..but didn't get it.  I want to try one!!

Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) over 10 years ago

janeAnne, That looks beautiful. That is the first time I have heard about a segway tour anywhere.

Posted by Pete Jalbert, R(S) (The Maui Real Estate Team, Inc. ) over 10 years ago

Wow...I felt like I was ready to embark on a wonderful experience and a bunch of excursions with you! Wonderfully written janeAnne!

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 10 years ago

janeAnne, you have a way of making nature come alive.  This is a fantastic Localism post.  If I were visiting Ashville, I'd want you to be my tour guide.  The segway tour is cool.

Posted by Lola Audu, Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI ~Welcome Home! (Lola Audu~Audu Real Estate~Grand Rapids, MI Real Estate) over 10 years ago

Joan~

We could get a whole gang of us from all over the country! I'm countin' YOU in...yes1 This is going to be FUN. I can just see you on one of the Segways right now =)..

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Stephanie~

AHA! I found a way to convince you to visit Asheville. This is going to be a very, very interesting get together!..and GREEN!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Pete~

Segways are a little tricky, but theyseem to work so well on this very large acreage at the Arboretum...maybe you had better hop on over and try one out (??)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Sally~

I am wondering if Segways could work in Hawaii...and thank you very much for the kind words. When you love where you live , and I am sure you will agree, it is easy to rhapsodize...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Lola~

I may just invite everyone to come visit. You would have to stay with us for at least a month for me to be able to do justice to our area...the Arboretum alone could take a week!......and only part of that time could we Segway about..

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

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)

Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) over 10 years ago

They tried those in Waikiki and the police tried it in Wahiawa...I better go look and see what's going on :)

Posted by Celeste "SALLY" Cheeseman, (RA) AHWD CRS ePRO OAHU HAWAII REAL ESTATE (Liberty Homes) over 10 years ago

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

Posted by John Narrin (ECO-Steward Realty) over 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Larry Story, Total Care Realty, LLC, Greensboro, NC Real Estate (Total Care Realty) over 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Regina Lundeen (Delaware Association of REALTORS®) over 10 years ago

janeAnne, Congrats on the Gold Star.  ;0)

Posted by Stephanie Edwards-Musa, knitwit at thred UP (thredUP.com) over 10 years ago

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

Posted by Lola Audu over 10 years ago

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.

 

Posted by Sheila Reeves (Allen Tate Realtors) over 10 years ago

Stephanie~

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

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

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...

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

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.

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

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!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

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. =)

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Stephanie and Lola~

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

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

Great to have some upbeat & interesting information.  The segway tours just demonstrate how proressive Asheville is.

Arlene

Posted by Arlene Brown over 10 years ago

Your area looks so pristiine and lovely.  I visited Asheville several years ago but it was in the winter.  Loved the photos

Posted by Diane Bell, Hilton Head Real Estate, Bluffton (Charter 1 Real Estate, Hilton Head, Bluffton, SC) over 10 years ago

We visit my parents in Hendersonville and have been to the Biltmore estate but this is a great option thanks.

Posted by Terry & Bonnie Westbrook, Westbrook Realty - Grand Rapids Forest Hills MI Re (Westbrook Realty Broker-Owner) over 10 years ago

Segways are turning up everywhere!

Posted by Billnulls Blog Florida Realty Professional, AHWD (Charles Rutenberg Realty) over 10 years ago

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!

Posted by . 4Terra Land Brokers .. 828-776-0779 Asheville NC, What's Most Important to YOU? Call(828)-776-0779 ( REAL ESTATE RESOURCES & NETWORK ) over 10 years ago

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.

Posted by Bill Westel, ECO (Eco-Steward Realty) over 10 years ago

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