NC Arboretum: Founder’s Day Celebration!

July 23, 2024
12:00 AM - 5:00 PM
100 Frederick Law Olmsted Way Asheville, NC 28806-9315

For more than 37 years, founding director George Briggs has guided the legacy of The North Carolina Arboretum from its storied beginnings in a “bank trailer in the woods,” to the 434 acres of sculpted gardens and trails that today represent the state’s place for connection between people, plants and places.

Did you know that the Arboretum’s education programs now reach all 100 counties in North Carolina? Help us celebrate our statewide Arboretum by coming out on July 23 for Founder’s Day!

To honor the legacy built by George, and recognize his decades of dedication and vision, The North Carolina Arboretum is cordially inviting friends and neighbors, members and donors, and our cherished guests to celebrate alongside us.

Enjoy food trucks on site, live music and special guests. Come help us celebrate!

RSVP encouraged, not required. Parking available on a first come, first serve basis.

To learn more about the Arboretum and the Founder’s Celebration events please visit,

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