Fall Colors Explosion

"This fall could be one of the best leaf color seasons in Western North Carolina in recent memory," said Western Carolina University Associate Professor of Biology Kathy Mathews. "Three words explain it—unusually dry weather." An exceptional display … [Read more...]

September is Wine & Grape Month in NC

September is N.C. Wine and Grape Month, and wineries and vineyards across the state are planning wine tastings, grape stomps and other special events to celebrate the industry. Western North Carolina is home to more than 20 wineries/vineyards.   … [Read more...]

Experience Japanese Culture First Hand at Local Center

A new center celebrating Japanese culture has opened in Hendersonville at 629 5th Avenue West.  The Western North Carolina Japanese Culture Center offers classes in Ikebana flower arrangement and also offers the opportunity to experience a … [Read more...]

NC Arboretum Garden Inspired by Quilts

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A Quilt Garden located near the Heritage Garden at the NC Arboretum in Asheville is an living interpretation of traditional quilt block patterns.  The plants represent he close ties between the heritage crafts, gardening, contemporary art and the … [Read more...]