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Spring Saunter at the Highlands Botanical Garden (new date!)
April 23 @ 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm
Come learn about the unique diversity of the Highlands plateau and enjoy a multitude of garden areas and habitats with NCWF!
We’ll stroll through Highlands Botanical Garden and explore the wildflowers of spring while learning about the unique diversity of the Highlands plateau and enjoying a multitude of garden areas and habitats with our guide, Rachel Martin, the lead Horticultural Specialist for the Highlands Biological Station. Highlands is a unique area for a variety of reasons. For one, the Highlands Botanical Garden sits at just around 4,000 ft. in elevation. Another is the geography of the Highlands plateau; we are positioned on the edge of the Blue Ridge Mountain range. The combination of our elevation and proximity to the oldest mountains in the world lends itself to a convergence of both northern southern species which contributes to high biodiversity.
The group will tour some satellite gardens that encompass the historic Botanical Garden where shade loving perennials and examples of unique rock outcrop communities can be found.
This walk is part of NCWF’s Walks on the Wild Side series that creates opportunities for the public to learn about and connect with the natural wonders of North Carolina.
The event is free and open to the public, but space is limited and registration is required.
Note: this event was originally scheduled for April 9, but was postponed due to cold, wet weather.