The Dr. George Washington Carver Edible Park hosts over 40 varieties of fruit and nut trees.
Located adjacent to Stephen’s-Lee Recreation Center in Asheville’s East End Neighborhood, a walk through this city park will find figs, apples, pears, chestnuts, hazelnuts, plums, peaches, grapes, and paws paws to name a few.
Planted more than 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.
The first summer workday at the Edible Park takes place Friday, July 26 from 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. and will focus on light perennial pruning, bramble fruit maintenance, and invasives removal. The event includes a hands on demo of each technique as well as a tour of the park. Come give your time and support to Asheville’s first edible forest ecosystem. Workdays take place the last Friday of each month at 30 G. W. Carver Avenue in Asheville.