The North Carolina Arboretum

100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
Asheville , NC 28791


100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way
28791 Asheville , NC
United States
Phone: 828-665-2492
North Carolina US
Hello and welcome to The North Carolina Arboretum! We are located just south of the city of Asheville, where the French Broad River meets the Blue Ridge Parkway. Our indoor and outdoor exhibits are open year-round; make your plans to visit today! Visit for information on our exhibit and program schedule.

Facility Access Information

Wheelchair Parking Location: 
Handicapped accessible parking is located at the entrace of each visitor facility: the Baker Exhibit Center, the Education Center, and the Production Greenhouse
Main Entrance: 
There are no steps between our visitor center drop off and the facility itself; for the education center, there are more than 12 steps, but also a ramp with two rails.
Accessible Entrance: 
80 Frederick Law Olmsted Way Asheville, NC 28806 No steps to the ground level entrance; elevator access to the garden entrance.
Café / Restaurant: 
Café/Restaurant is wheelchair accessible
Wheelchairs Available: 
Baker Exhibit Center (visitor center), Education Center
Accessible Restrooms: 
All restrooms are accessible
Segways Not Allowed
Service Animals: 
Sitting Area Location: 
Seating is located in each visitor facility as well as throughout the gardens and outdoor exhibits
Pre-Visit Information
Other Important Pre-Visit Information: 
Please note that some exhibits may require a small charge to visit; please call ahead (828-665-2492) or visit our website, for the most updated information.
Galleries and Exhibits
Tactile or Multisensory Exhibits: 
Outdoor exhibits offer many multisensory experiences, depending upon the season. These include bubbling and roaring water features, chimes, floral and forest scents, outdoor sculpture that invites visitors to touch and interact, etc.
Tours and Scheduled Programs
Our Access Programs Use: 
Original touchable objects
Drama and movement
Music and sound