The North Carolina Arboretum

Carolina Bonsai Expo – October 13 & 14

The 23rd annual Carolina Bonsai Expo will be held on Saturday, October 13, and Sunday, October 14, inside the Education Center and Baker Exhibit Center buildings. Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase live bonsai plants and supplies, participate in workshops and watch free demonstrations. This year’s featured guest artist is leading bonsai expert and instructor Bjorn Bjorholm.

Reclaimed Creations Exhibit On Display Now through January 6, 2019

Stop by the Baker Exhibit Center to see the Arboretum’s new art exhibit, Reclaimed Creations. Created by renowned eco-artist Sayaka Ganz, this exhibit features unique animal sculptures made from upcycled plastics, including discarded utensils and other found objects. Reclaimed Creations will be on display daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. through January 6, 2019, and during the Arboretum’s Winter Lights nighttime holiday show, November 16 – December 31.

Exhibit support is provided in part by: The North Carolina Arboretum Society, Hilton Asheville Biltmore Park, iHeartMedia Asheville and Smoky Mountain Living Magazine. 

Winter Lights Tickets Now on Sale

Tickets are now available for the Arboretum’s fifth annual Winter Lights holiday light show, scheduled for November 16 – December 31, 2018, from 6 to 10 p.m. nightly. In order to reduce event congestion, visitors will now select an entry time of 6 p.m., 7 p.m. or 8 p.m. when purchasing their tickets. Other new changes for this year include “Arboretum Week,” November 26 – 29, which includes reduced adult and children’s ticket prices, as well as new elements and displays, and of course, more lights!