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Welcome to the Daniel Boone Native Gardens

Open During Daylight Hours May - October

Contact:    dbgardens@danielboonenativegardens.org



651 Horn in the West Drive
Boone, NC 28607 




Saturday, July 11
Fairy Day
The Daniel Boone Native Gardens welcomes Fairies and Super Heroes for free activities appropriate for families with pre-school and elementary-age children. For more information, click here .


Brief History

The Daniel Boone Native Gardens, located near downtown Boone, N.C., contain an outstanding collection of native trees, shrubs, and wildflowers. Hundreds of plant varieties provide a progression of blooms throughout the growing season.

Opened in 1963, the three-acre Daniel Boone Native Gardens are an educational and conservation effort to nurture rare or endangered plant species.

A project of the Garden Club of N.C., Inc., these public gardens comprise a bog garden, fern garden, rhododendron grove, rock garden, rock wishing well, vine-covered arbor, pond alongside the historic Squire Boone Cabin, and several grand vistas. Wrought-iron gates at the entrance were made by a descendant of Daniel Boone, who hunted in the area.

We are located at

651 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, NC 28607

Mail should be sent to

PO Box 1705, Boone NC 28607










  Hours and Fees


The gardens are open daily, May through October. Admission is $2, ages 16 and up. Dogs are not permitted, except service animals.

Wheelchair access is available at the Rockery entrance. Please call ahead to arrange for assistance.

Group tours can be provided, and the gardens are available for weddings and other events. Please email Daniel Boone Gardens for information.














Dr. Annkatrin Rose , who teaches botany courses for the biology department at Appalachian State University has taken stunning photos of the bugs and blooms in the Native Gardens.  She has graciously shared these with us.  Follow the link to view her pictures

Check Out Our Photots on Flickr





E-mail: Daniel Boone Native Gardens   |   Phone: 828-264-6390  |   Write: P.O. Box 1705, Boone NC 28607