Friday, May 01, 2020
2020 NCNPS Spring Outing - May 1-3(May 1, 2020 - May 3, 2020)
Event Sponsor: NC Native Plant Society
The annual NCNPS Spring Outing for 2020 is May 1, 2 and 3 in the Great Smoky Mountains, Bryson City area. Please join us for some remarkable botanizing in a truly exquisite area of North Carolina. Great Smoky Mountains National Park is a world-renowned preserve of wildflower diversity—over 1,500 kinds of flowering plants are found in the park, more than in any other North American national park. Although a final agenda is still being developed, information about the Outing is below. Although a final agenda is still being developed, information about the Outing is below.
Silent Plant Auction –We hope to continue our legacy of plant auctions. Donations of unusual and hard to find plants are requested. Proceeds will support NCNPS operations.
Hikes – Hikes will be in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park and in the Nantahala National Forest. Details are forthcoming as we finalize locations and hike leaders.
Lodging – A block of rooms is being held at the Sleep Inn Bryson City at a rate of $119/king or $129/2 queen beds + tax/night until April 27 for the nights of May 1 & 2. Call the hotel directly at 828-488-0326 and mention the NC Native Plant Society. Ask for other discounts for additional days (senior, etc.). The Where to Stay page on the Bryson City Chamber of Commerce lists other accommodations Lodging. Spring Outing participants are responsible for making their own accommodations.
Meals—Spring Outing participants are responsible for obtaining their own meals.
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