North Carolina Arboretum

At the North Carolina Arboretum, groups can see botanical exhibits, artwork, and a wide range of flower types. Schedule a hands-on program to learn about ecology, weather, trees, and botany concepts in the garden. Dig through soil and learn about composting, dissect flowers and explore their structures, or study the water quality in Bent Creek. Other topics include Arthropods, where students collect live specimens; Atmosphere & Climate, which explores ozone, pollution, and the seasonal behavior of local plants and animals; and Geocaching. Homeschool students can experience the arboretum’s programs during the monthly Tree House Series.
Contact Info 
Address: 100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way, Asheville, North Carolina 28806. Buncombe County. Tel: 828-665-2492 ext. 224. Email: Website: Hrs: Vary by season.
Trip Info 
Grade Level: PreK-8th. Activity Type: Day Trips, Self-Guided Tours, Guided Tours, Guided Activities. Recomm. Length of Visit: 1.5-2 hours. Cost: Fee.
SUPPORTS CLASSROOM LEARNING IN: Environmental Studies, Science.
SUPPORTS SCOUT BADGES IN: Environmental Science, Science. 

Lesson Plan To Enrich This Class Trip

Botanical Garden Lesson Plan

The diverse world of plants is perhaps the weirdest, and most fascinating, of all living things. Students act like plant hunters to observe plant life. Do a little digging on your next trip to a botanical garden (not literally!), and see what interesting plant facts you can find.... Continue