Wednesday, July 10, 2019
Daniel Boone Native Gardens Tour 2019(7-8 PM for garden tour, come early or stay late to stroll around on your own)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter
Come join the Blue Ridge Chapter for a tour of the Daniel Boone Native Gardens on July 10 in Boone! This outdoors program was a great success last year and people asked for a repeat, so we will once again convene at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens at 651 Horn in the West Drive for a summer garden tour. Bring your walking shoes and dress for the weather!
Our plant and gardening experts will be stationed around the Gardens from 7-8 PM to talk about a variety of topics, such as medicinal uses of plants, gardening for birds and pollinators, landscaping with native plants, plant identification, and raising butterflies. We will have brochures and other resources for gardening with native plants for you to take home, and as usual, we’ll have snacks to share and door prizes to give away after the tour concludes. The Gardens are funded by donations, so for this event we ask that you drop a $2 donation for the Gardens into the box at the Gatehouse to receive your door prize ticket.
About the Daniel Boone Native Gardens:
The Daniel Boone Native Gardens were dedicated in 1963 as a project of the Garden Club of North Carolina to create a plant sanctuary for North Carolina native plants, landscaped and labeled for education and conservation purposes. The three-acre Gardens, located at 651 Horn in the West Drive in Boone, NC, are open May through October with a suggested donation of $2 for a visit. They are run as a non-profit public garden with the help of volunteers and donations from the community. Behind the massive wrought iron gates forged by a direct descendant of Daniel Boone, you can find a series of garden rooms such as the Allee, Rustic Arbor, Birch Grove, Rockery and Fern Garden. The historic Squire Boone Cabin demonstrates how pioneer settlers lived, and the Wedding Lawn and a Pickin’ Porch provide space for events and can be rented. Each part of the Gardens serves to showcase a variety of NC native plants, from more formal settings near the event spaces to natural vegetation in the Rhododendron Walk. Hundreds of plant species provide a progression of blooms throughout the growing season. For more information see danielboonenativegardens.org or check out the plant list and pictures on PlantsMap.
The Daniel Boone Native Gardens have something to offer for every season of the year!
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