Bullington Gardens is a 12 acre horticultural education center in Henderson County N.C. Once the home and nursery of Bob Bullington, it is now a place for children and adults to learn about gardening and plant science with hands-on workshops. It also a place where visitors can stroll the grounds, enjoy the gardens and find a peaceful spot. More
Bullington 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.
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.
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