Arborcrest Gardens is located on 26 acres near the base of Howard's Knob in Boone. Take a peaceful stroll around the 2.5 miles of paved trails throughout the gardens or sign up for a 2-hour guided electric vehicle tour.
The nonprofit botanical garden is free to visit and open to the public, by reservation only, on Fridays year-round. Fill out the online form and call to schedule your visit.
The property surrounds the home of Dr. Ronald and Cheryl Stanley, and was started as a vegetable garden and passion project of Dr. Stanley's. Please be courteous of the property, make reservations, follow all posted regulations, and always follow Outdoor NC Principles when outdoors.