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New Green Weddings Program Unveiled at NC Arboretum


ASHEVILLE, NC – It’s one of the most treasured moments of your life. Make it more meaningful by choosing one of the most beautiful natural settings in America as your wedding site. And, make another choice-make it “green.” Extend your celebration of love for each other to the natural world by reducing your wedding event’s carbon footprint on the earth.

Located just outside Asheville on the Blue Ridge Parkway at milepost 393, the North Carolina Arboretum is nestled in the Southern Appalachian region – one of the most botanically diverse areas in the world. With more than 65 acres of cultivated gardens and 10 miles of forested hiking and biking trails, the Arboretum shows how plants are important to our world. The Arboretum property and facilities offer excellent lessons in sustainability through its green architectural practices, sustainable garden areas, natural products, water conservation and recycling.

The Arboretum’s Green Wedding Program offers elegantly designed green buildings and lush, sustainable landscapes as sites for ceremonies and receptions. Couples will follow guidelines for using organically grown and natural products as part of their wedding and pledge to a reduce consumable products as part of their activities.

Green weddings and receptions are offered Friday-Sunday evenings after 5 pm, April – October.

For more information about the Arboretum’s Green Wedding Program, including fees and restrictions, call Cindy Blankenship at 828-665-2492, Ext. 216 or Angie Chandler, 828-665-2492, Ext. 217.

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