It was a beautiful spring day a few days ago with the temp in the low 80’s when the hubs and I decided to walk in the Botanical Gardens of Asheville and soak in the relaxing beauty of nature. The gardens are located only about a mile and a half from where we live. We’ve been there before for an event and never got to explore it fully so this time around we made sure to see its entirety.
There are approximately 700 different species of native and exotic plants in this 10 acres of land.
Botanical Gardens of Asheville is located right beside the University of North Carolina – Asheville and is open every day of the year during daylight hours. Admission is free, but donations are appreciated.
Different varieties of flowers bloom in during the seasons. It was already late spring when we visited so although we didn’t see many flowers blooming, the ones that we saw were still enough to delight us. And below are some of those beauties.
I should have taken notes of the names of these beautiful blooms, but I totally forgot. That’s what happens when I get so mesmerized and excited. 🙂
A quotation in memoriam to a local poet:
“…I go home to North Carolina wet with the mist of trees breathing life, each mountain singing into the next, green ridges rolling into blue softer, then softer, then silent.”
Christine Lassiter 1951 – 2001 teacher, poet, and gifted friend
With all the greenery and shade that the trees bring, having a picnic is great. If not, playing in the water in this creek is fun as well.
I didn’t play in the water;t I just soaked up the beauty of the creek and enjoyed its tranquility while listening to the sound of the flowing water while I was sitting on this huge stone. Behind me were a group of women with their kids playing with the water.
I almost felt like I was walking in the forest while going through the trails. It was on a week day when we went so it wasn’t crowded, but there were a few young individuals (probably from the nearby university) hanging around, some walking, some running and some just sitting and doing something ( homework perhaps?).
Visiting the Botanical Gardens at Asheville again in the fall is already on our itinerary. I can already imagine how gorgeous it’s going to be with fall foliage.
Have you been to a Botanical Garden?