From the North Carolina Arboretum website
We can never say enough good things about the North Carolina Arboretum. What a great place to enjoy gardens and get an education about trees, shrubs and flowers at the same time.
The 434-acre Arboretum has several trails and gardens. They also offer educational exhibits and hold a variety of garden demostrations, workshops, seminars, classes and guided nature walks on a regular basis. One monthly walk is called the Collections Walk, which, according to the Arboretum’s website, “focuses on various seasonal features of the Arboretum’s cultivated and wild plant collections. ” This is a unique way to learn about specific types of plants. The December Collections Walk is titled “Winterberries” and starts off at the Baker Exhibit Center Lobby at 1pm on Wednesday, December 10.
Another great thing about the Arboretum is that there are about 120 geocaches hidden around the Bent Creek area, near where the Arboretum is situated. Not only are you able to take advantage of the Arboretum’s awesome walking and hiking trails, but if you’re a geocacher, you’ll be able to do some geocaching as well.