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Visit Us

Reservations Required

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The gardens are open on Fridays from 8AM-4PM (weather permitting). Groups and individuals may schedule a 1 hour guided electric vehicle tour — or may simply wander the 2.5 miles of paved trails at their leisure.  If you would like to visit the gardens, please complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out the Contact Us form and send it to Dr. Stanley. Please complete the form even if you have previously visited.

  2. One of our staff will call you to schedule a visit.


We are located at 174 Evergreen Lane in Boone, NC. Directions via Google Maps can be found here.

Garden Etiquette: 
  1. No tobacco products.

  2. No alcoholic beverages. 

  3. No pets, except valid service animals.

  4. Shoes and shirts required.



There is no admission fee to visit Arborcrest. However, please help us become financially sustainable by making a donation.


There is a parking area for approximately 15 cars just inside the main gate on your right. A parking attendant will direct you to your parking spot.

Restroom facilities

We have 2 clean modern outdoor restrooms for visitor use (pictured above).


Please Note: 

  • For your safety, visitors must stay on designated trails at all times.

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