Wednesday, May 19, 2010
Our Waynesville North Carolina bed and breakfast is so fortunate to be located in an area with so many things to do. It has been absolutely beautiful outside and thought that it would be a great idea to spend some time exploring. The North Carolina Arboretum first came to mind basically because I have not been there yet and we have been told that the gardens have been beautiful. The Arboretum is adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in South Asheville at milepost marker 393. It only took 30 minutes to get there. You pay for parking and that's it. Hop out of the car, go into the visitor's center and all the help you need including a trail and gardens map plus information about the art walk is right at your fingertips.
I went with my sister and we decided to go for a hike that led you around and through the gardens. We got a bit off course but found our way back very easily. We were talking so much we missed a turn. That's sisterhood! There are 10 miles of forested hiking and biking trails.You will never be at a loss for something to explore; the finest Bonsai collection in the Southeastern United States, the quilt garden is amazing,a state of the art production greenhouse, ongoing exhibits of science, art and culture plus gift shops and the Savory Thyme Cafe.
Enjoy your day at the North Carolina Arboretum and then come back to Andon-Reid Inn Bed and Breakfast for some rest and relaxation.
Rachel Reid, Very Happy Innkeeper at Andon-Reid Inn our Bed and Breakfast in Waynesville, North Carolina