George Washington Carver Edible Park

Dr George Washington Carver Edible Park:

The Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park is located at 30 G.W. Carver Ave. adjacent to the Stephens-Lee Center in the East End Neighborhood. This site is owned by the City of Asheville and Bountiful Cities has partnered with the city since 2002 insuring that it remain a resources for the community as a edible park. This site hosts over 40 varieties of fruit and nut trees, a walk through this city park will find figs, apples, pears, chestnuts, hazelnuts, plums, peaches, grapes, and paws paws to name a few. Planted over 14 years ago, this urban orchard now exhibits mature, fully-fruit bearing trees. While visitors are encouraged to enjoy freshly picked produce from the park, they are discouraged from taking more than their fair share.

Other features at the Edible Park include an annual vegetable garden, a butterfly garden, and a boardwalk winding through the orchard. This park today is collaboratively managed by Bountiful Cities, The Buncombe Fruit Nuts Club, the City of Asheville, and volunteers. Workdays are Monday from 5-7pm.

Contact: Ben Rippe at or 828-407-6600

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