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New design on display at Quilt Garden

The Quilt Garden at the N.C. Arboretum in Asheville now features a brand new design titled “North Carolina Lily,” inspired by the state’s wildflower — the Carolina lily. 

Every two years, arboretum staff choose a new pattern for the Quilt Garden, a collaboration between lead designer Clara Curtis and the Seasonal Landscape Exhibits Team. Traditional quilting patterns inspire the designs, and careful plant selection translates them to the garden. 

The arboretum is open daily from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m., with a $16 parking fee. After two years of closure due to COVID, the Education Center has recently reopened, featuring new services and exhibits for students and guests. 

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