Is this garden tour appropriate for children?

Children are very welcome in our West Asheville gardens! As a matter of fact, one of our goals is to inspire and enable parents and kids to get involved in gardening, both in community endeavors and at home.

We ask that children be supervised in the gardens, for their own safety and with respect to the home owners. Please be especially aware of your children around ponds, garden art made of hard materials, walls and slopes.


Can I bring my dog on the stroll?

Please leave your pooch at home. With respect to the garden owners, their own pets, as well as the visitors on the tour, everyone will be much more comfortable. Stop at the Westend Bakery to pick up some organic dog treats though and you won’t be coming home empty handed!


Are there public restrooms available?

Restroom locations will be marked on the stroll guide.


Can I show my garden next year?

We’re happy and proud to be in West Asheville and it’s wonderful to see so many beautiful gardens! The West Asheville Garden Stroll continues to slowly grow. Currently the stroll team clusters gardens in selected neighborhoods of West Asheville to keep the stroll walkable and manageable for the small group of volunteers to put on. These clusters move from year to year to showcase more of the diverse community of West Asheville.

If you would like to have your garden on a future stroll please contact us at wagardenstroll@gmail.com.  Chances are good the garden stroll will be in your neighborhood soon.


Cars in neighborhoods

We recommend that you use the centralized parking that will be available near the featured neighborhoods. The garden stroll is exceedingly walkable and bikeable. Exact parking locations will be noted on the stroll guide map.


Do you have recommendations for clothing?

Most importantly, wear appropriate shoes. While all our gardens are in the city, some have slopes, pathway surfaces vary, and others have water features which may cause the surrounding walkways to be slippery.

Watch the weather for the day of the stroll. Local folks know this, but if you’re coming here from out of town for the stroll, be sure to have an extra layer of clothes for easy adjustments to temperature changes.

Sunscreen is always a good idea and be sure to carry water, or pack a small beverage cooler in your car.


Is the stroll canceled if it rains?

Here in Asheville, it’s pretty much impossible to predict the weather.  Often times, we get everything in the course of a single day.  If it rains on the day of the stroll, we’re having it anyway!  Bring an umbrella or raincoat and enjoy the lush gardens.  More than likely, the rain will give way to sun anyway.