Bullington Gardens-Hendersonville NC Horticultural Learning Center-Arboretum-Public Gardens
  • The Place

    morning lightBullington Gardens, once the nursery of Bob Bullington, is on 12 acres of rolling land. Visitors are welcome to visit and enjoy the gardens which includes a therapy garden, shade garden, perennial borders, native woodland garden, pumpkin patch and herb garden. These gardens incorporate some of the many unusual mature trees that Mr. Bullington collected and introduced to the area. There is a half-mile nature tail through the wooded area of the grounds. The facilities at the Gardens include a multipurpose room, a greenhouse and headhouse (used for hands-on workshops) and an amphitheater.

  • Educational Programs

    Camp kids in herb garden Bullington Gardens hosts a variety of programs for school groups throughout the year. Elementary school programs such as Plant Explorations, In the Pumpkin Patch, Horticultural Therapy, Wildlife Interactions and Plant Math are offered to targeted grades. School gardens are also supported at area schools.  There are also summer programs for school children, including the Nature Explorer Camp. The BOOST program is conducted for special needs high school students as they attend weekly sessions to work on the grounds and gardens and learn basic job skills. Adult horticultural workshops offered by the Gardens cover topics such as basic gardening, landscape design, grafting, wildflower ID and many others.

  • What’s New

    plant sale

    Our annual spring plant sale will be 9:00-4:00 on April 25 & 26 and May 17.  A wide selection of plants from standards to the unusual.

      Plant expl

    Spring at Bullington means warmer weather, flowers & kids!  About 600 elementary school children are participating in a program this spring to learn about the differences and similarities in plants.

  • Upcoming Events

    April 22: Perennials for the WNC Mountains, 2:00-3:30 Crissy Dzielak of Landmark Landscapes will showcase perennials that perform well in our area, from the tried-and-true varieties to the hot new introductions.  $12


    April 25 & 26: Annual Spring Plant Sale, 9:00-4:00 A great selection of perennials, unusual annuals, herbs, vegetables, trees & shrubs.


    May 3: Wildflower ID Workshop, 1:00-4:00 Learn how to identify the wide array of wildflowers found in WNC using Newcombe's Wildflower Guide. Led by members of the Western Carolina Botanical Club. $12


    May 13:  Container Gardening, 1:00-2:30  Nancy Duffy of Muddy Boots Garden Design will demonstrate how to create beautiful container gardens.  $12


    Call 828-698-6104 to register for programs

      Click the 'Upcoming Events' tab to see more.

Bullington Gardens-Hendersonville NC Horticultural Learning Center-Arboretum-Public Gardens