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100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville NC, 

Gates are open 8 am - 9 pm daily. (There is a gate fee if you are not a member of the Arboretum.)
The Bonsai Garden is open 9 am - 5 pm daily
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The North Carolina Arboretum


On Saturday, June 10 and Sunday, June 11, Authur Joura, the Bonsai Curator, will lead tours of the Bonsai Garden describing the history of the bonsai trees, forests, and landscapes on display. Registration required.

All the following events will take place in the Education Center:

  • Saturday, June 10, 11:00 am. Bonsai styling demonstration by internationally recognized bonsai artist Bjorn Bjorholm.

  • Saturday, June 10, 3:00 - 5:00 pm: Live and silent auctions of bonsai and bonsai-related items. (The proceeds will benefit the bonsai program at the NC Arboretum.)

  • Bonsai Pottery Invitational Exhibit 


  • Bonsai Exhibit: Featuring bonsai creations of the Blue Ridge Bonsai Society members.   


  • Educational videos featuring Bjorn Bjorholm and Arthur Jura.

Link to The North Carolina Arboretum's description of "Bonsai As Fine Art."

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