Bullington Gardens is touted as the 'Garden with a Heart' in Hendersonville, NC. Themed gardens and nature trails abound on the twelve acres of rolling land, providing hands-on education in horticulture and other sciences to students, youth clubs and adults. These gardens incorporate some of the many unusual mature trees that Mr. Bullington collected and introduced to the area. Mature specimens include Japanese maples, Tanyosho Japanese red pine, Kousa dogwoods, Japanese stewartia, paper bark maple and Japanese pagoda tree. Other specimen plants include a mature Sargeant’s weeping hemlock, double flowering dogwood, big leaf magnolia and yellowwood. Nature trails offer displays of native azaleas, rhododendron, and laurels. For those wishing to learn about native plants, the Native Woodland Garden includes identification tags. For those visitors wishing to have a self-guided tour, plant tags with QR codes offer identification, the history of the plant, seasonal photos, and maintenance tips. Visitors are welcome to visit and enjoy the gardens and facilities Mon – Saturday from 9:00 – 4:00. There is no fee to tour the garden, but donations are gratefully accepted.