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


    Meander to Melange, our 2nd spring gala will take place on May 30, 5:30-8:30 at the beautiful & historic Melange B&B, with Mediterranean-inspired food, beer & wine, live music, beautiful gardens and a silent auction. Tickets are $75. Contact us at 828-698-6104 to reserve your spot.


    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

    June 9-11: Botanical Drawing Workshop, 9:00-12:00 Step by step instruction with demonstration by artist Suzanne Ciola White will introduce students to the art of botanical illustration in graphite pencil. Plant material will be provided. Limited to 10. $60 plus materials cost.


    June 18: Lunch at Lake Pointe Landing, 11:30-1:30 The Bistro at Lake Pointe Landing will a benefit lunch for Bullington Gardens. Chef Dan will cook up his delicious soups and bake various tasty breads. Come have lunch with us!


    June 21: Secret Garden Tour, 9:30-4:00 A tour of four beautiful private gardens in South Asheville. Cost includes bus transportation to and from Bullington, and a box lunch in one of the gardens. Tickets are limited. $60


    July 10: Herbal Talk & High Tea, 2:30-4:00 Betty Lockwood offers her annual talk on culinary herbs, this year with the help of Mehmet and Lale Ozelsel, owners of Melange Bed & Breakfast. The high tea will feature delicious herbal culinary creations made by Betty. This is not a program to miss. $20


    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