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


    Dahlias are beginning to bloom in the dahlia garden. Among them is this beauty, Creekside Brooke, a new variety by Brian Killingsworth.


    West Garden

    The winner of this year's BOOST garden competition was West Henderson HS with their patriotic themed garden.

  • Upcoming Events

    Sept. 5: Hypertufa Japanese Lantern Workshop, 2:00-3:30 Mary Martin will lead this new offering to create an attractive ornament for your garden. All materials provided. $35


    Sept. 12 & 13: Fall Plant Sale, 9:00-3:00

    Reduced perennials, garden mums, cool season veg. starts, shrubs, and the 'Garden Shed' of used gardening tools and books.


    Sept. 17: Expanding the Use of Koi and Aquatics, 3:00-4:30 Nancy Girmann will explore the uses of koi beyond ornamental pond fish, among them fertilizer and a possible food source. She will also cover sustainable pond management with limited pump use. $10


    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