It is now fall and when you plan your trip to Asheville at stay at an ABBA Inn add this amazing gem to a must do.
Asheville is beautifully situated in the Blue Ridge Mountains – part of a world-renowned temperate deciduous forest. There is enormous variety in plant species in the Southern Appalachians and when the fall colors show themselves, it is spectacular. One way to appreciate this change of seasons and some plant specimens up close is to the attend the 19th annual Carolina Bonsai Expo at the North Carolina Arboretum on Saturday and Sunday, October 11 and 12.
The Arboretum is already home to a world class Bonsai Exhibition Garden which features interesting specimens of plants native to this area. During the Expo, there are juried exhibits from a six-state region, workshops, free educational programs, and a fabulous marketplace among other features. Their website does not exaggerate when it states “the Expo is the premier annual bonsai event of the Southeast and the most popular plant show hosted by the Arboretum”. Even if you can’t attend the Expo, we love to recommend a visit to the Arboretum. It is a jewel amidst an already beautiful landscape. For more information about the Expo, click here
The Carolina Bonsai Expo is free for Arboretum Society members or with the standard parking fee ($12 per personal vehicle).