Asheville, North Carolina

Botanical Gardens at Ashville

The focus is on plants native to the Southern Appalachian Mountain areas and include a large variety of trees, shrubs, vines, wildflowers, herbs, grasses, sedges, aquatic plants, ferns, mosses and lichens – approximately 700 species in all. The garden also has such rare plants as the Mountain Camellia (Stewartia ovata), Oconee Bells (Shortia galacifolia), Mountain Sweet Pitcher (Sarracenia rubra, ‘Jonessi’), and many terrestrial orchids. [ info ]