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Wednesday, July 08, 2020

Daniel Boone Native Gardens Tour 2020 (Zoom Meeting)

(7-8 PM for zoom meeting, feel free to walk the Gardens on your own)
Event Sponsor: Blue Ridge Chapter

Come join the Blue Ridge Chapter for a summer tour of the Daniel Boone Native Gardens and lots of good info on growing native plants in your own home landscape! Due to safety concerns associated with the recent surge in Covid-19 cases in North Carolina, we will not be meeting in person at the Gardens this year but instead will be holding a virtual tour on Zoom and have a number of experts on call to answer your native plant gardening questions. You are welcome to join from your home or walk the Gardens on your own and zoom in from your cell phone while walking around. The Gardens are located at at 651 Horn in the West Drive. Bring your walking shoes and dress for the weather!

How to join:
This meeting will be held on Zoom and details will be sent out via our chapter’s mailing list (join here if you are not on the list yet). This email will contain a link that you can click to join the meeting or phone numbers you can use to dial in. The experience is best if you use a computer with a microphone and webcam. If you do not have the Zoom desktop app installed on your computer yet, it will prompt you to do so. If you are new to Zoom, it will also prompt you for a name, which will be used to identify you to other meeting participants. You will have a choice to join with either computer audio or by phone. If you have not received the email with the link and phone numbers by 6 PM on the day of the meeting, please feel free to email Annkatrin for those details.

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 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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