The North Carolina Arboretum

Bent Creek Bistro Re-Opens March 15

Your favorite Arboretum eatery is back for the season! Bent Creek Bistro will re-open on Friday, March 15, with new extended hours, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m., Tuesday – Sunday. In addition to their traditional menu favorites, the Bistro will have several new food and beverage offerings. Come celebrate the Bistro’s re-opening week, March 15 – 22, with a variety of spring specials and tasty treats.




Arboretum GROW Member Magazine Available in Early March

Be on the lookout in early March for the spring/summer issue of the Arboretum’s GROW member magazine and adult education catalog. Learn about the latest Arboretum news, events, member updates and a full list of spring/summer adult education classes.

If you would like to help save trees and reduce the Arboretum’s printing and mailing costs, please click on the link below to sign up for electronic delivery of future issues of GROW.

Decorative Lighting Project Underway

Thanks in part to a recent $905,000 grant from the Buncombe County Tourism Development Authority, work is now underway to add more decorative outdoor lighting in the Arboretum’s gardens and near key facilities. As a result of this new project, the Arboretum will be able to offer more evening experiences and provide additional safety lighting during evening events. The installation work will require minor and temporary access restrictions to various outdoor areas, but the work should be complete by spring, with new events to follow soon thereafter.

Asheville Orchid Festival Member Preview Night, Friday, April 5

Arboretum Society members are invited to a special sneak preview of the 21st annual Asheville Orchid Festival on Friday, April 5, from 4 to 7 p.m. This invitation-only event offers Arboretum members the opportunity to see hundreds of beautiful live orchids on display, along with the chance to purchase orchid plants and supplies from vendors from across the U.S. and Ecuador.

Space is limited and registration is required. Please click on the link below to register or call the Membership Department at 828-665-2492.



Please note: Admittance into the 2019 Asheville Orchid Festival on Saturday, April 6, and Sunday, April 7, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day is $5 per person, collected at the door (children 12 and under are free). All fees support the Western North Carolina Orchid Society. Standard Arboretum non-member parking fees apply.