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Galleries & Greenhouses


Alta Vista Gallery

2839 Broadstone Road | Valle Crucis, NC 28691

Alta Vista Gallery

Gleaming original wood floors beckon you to casually wander through the fine art gallery, enjoying the works of over 200 artists from around the world and around the corner. Many of the gallery artists, such as B. Jean Baird and Louise Pinto, live very nearby yet are recognized in galleries across the country. Other artists are internationally famous, such as ALVAR of Spain, Boulanger of Bolivia, and folk artist Will Moses, great-grandson of renowned artist ” Grandma Moses.”

If you are looking for a mountain landscape painting or print, Alta Vista Gallery is the place to visit, with the largest selection in the area – ranging from the highly detailed watercolors of B. Jean Baird and prints of William Mangum, to the impressionist oils of Alta Vista owner, Maria Santomasso-Hyde.

The gallery also shows an eclectic mix of subjects, styles, and mediums in originals and prints – as well as fine crafts, including glass, pottery, jewelry, and kaleidoscopes.

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River Cross Market

Hwy 194 | Valle Crucis, NC 28691

Rivercross Market

River Cross Market houses a collection that is handmade in America. The selections include: potter, jewelry, handbags, birdhouses, glass, metal, garden accessories, painting, photography and a fun selection for children.

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Charlotte’s Greenhouse

269 Greenhouse Road, Banner Elk, 28604 | Phone: 828.963.5974 | Email:

Celebrating over 30 years of greenhouse production in Valle Crucis. The greenhouse has a wide choice of the new and unusual, along with old favorites: perennials, herbs, vegetable plants and annuals. Featuring selections from Proven Winners, Flower Fields, Suntory, Wave-Rave, and Nor’East Miniature Roses. Your exclusive source of Butterfly Baskets.

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Wren’s Nest Garden Center

158 Broadstone Road, Banner Elk, 28604 | Phone: 828.963.8864 | Email:

Wren's Nest

Wren’s Nest Garden Center is a plant lover’s dream. They offer a complete selection of annuals, perennials, trees, and shrubs, as well as unusual and hard-to-find plant material. They stock a wide variety of organic and environmentally-safe fertilizers, repellants, pesticides, and growing medium. Their qualified staff can help you design and select the plants that are best suited for your landscape.

At their riverside location, you can be certain that you will find not only all you need to create the outdoor environment that you desire, but also all the products needed to help maintain your outdoor haven. They stock a wide variety of organic and environmentally-safe fertilizers, pesticides, and growing medium.

Garden center is open May-October.
Monday-Saturday 8:00am to 5:00pm
Sundays during the months of May and June 12:00pm to 5:00pm
Please contact us by email or phone.

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