Rules and Regulations
Botanical Gardens at Asheville are open to the public, free of charge,
from dawn to dusk 365 days a year. Enjoy the Gardens, but leave them as you
Gardens contain many sensitive species
and habitats, we ask that our visitors adhere to a few basic rules while
visiting the gardens.
This is a botanical garden, not a park. As we have many sensitive species and habitats, we ask that you closely follow
a few basic rules while visiting the gardens.
No dogs or other pets
No bike riding- push or lock at bike rack.
Stay on established paths or lawn areas.
Do not climb trees.
Do not walk on rock walls.
No suspension hammocks/tight-ropes.
Sporting games and similar activities are not
allowed--footballs, soccer balls, Frisbees, kites, etc. There are city parks
for these activities.
No radio-controlled aircraft or drone use.
Picnics are fine; no grilling, stoves, fires, etc.
All species are protected--no picking or collecting of
plants, berries, insects, animals, etc.
Access streams down official paths only.
All children must be closely supervised
at all times to protect them and our plants.
Artistic pursuits: photography, painting,
Nature study: botany, bird watching, etc.
Picnics: benches and tables are provided,
or bring your own blanket. Please remove all trash and place in
containers near the Botany Center.
Exercise: strolling and jogging on
The Gardens are a community resource but we
suggest that organizations that wish to use our facilities review our policies
governing use of our indoor and outdoor spaces.