Arborcrest Gardens is a 25 acre ornamental plant evaluation garden located in Boone, NC. We are growing and evaluating over 13,000 different species and cultivars of trees, shrubs, perennials, ground covers, and bulbs. We also maintain a large vegetable/fruit test garden.
Our Plant Evaluation Data
Our data includes scientific name, cultivar, common name, source, year planted and status. Data is provided via Excel Spreadsheet.
If there is a particular plant you are interested in using in your own garden/landscape and would like to know how it has performed in the Arborcrest plant trials, please use the ‘Contact Us’ form and we will let you know if we recommend it or not.
Some Of Our Favorite Plant Groups Under Evaluation
Hellebores (Christmas Roses)
Located within the Blue Ridge Mountains of western North Carolina at an elevation of 3,366ft, Aborcrest Gardens sits just inside the city limits of Boone, North Carolina.
The town of Boone, also known as the 'Heart of the High Country' features the highest elevation of any town its size (population over 10,000) east of the Mississippi River. Boone is the home of Appalachian State University and is named for famous pioneer and explorer Daniel Boone.
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