Asheville --Visit the gardens this spring for Native Azalea Day, an invitation to celebrate and experience azaleas through the eyes of plant enthusiasts, botanists, and artists.

Date: April 27 Time: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

In partnership with the Mountain Science Exposition, Native Azalea Day plans to bring even more excitement in its second year! For one day only, visitors can observe as plein air artists capture the scene in paint and pen, learn about the garden and its collection on a walking tour, and participate in hands-on activities for children and adults.

A shuttle to the Collection will be available between 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m., departing to and from the Baker Visitor Center throughout the event. Visitors are also welcome to walk to the Native Azalea Collection from the Gatehouse Parking Lot using Old Mill Road to Bent Creek Road, or can park at the Baker Visitor Center and walk down Running Cedar Road to Bent Creek Road. Walkers should be prepared to travel one mile over unpaved roads and paths. 

All activities, unless otherwise noted, are included with general admission fees.

Time
Event / Activity
Notes
8:30 AM
Birding Walk with Anthony Squitieri from Wild Bird Research Group
Pre-registration required; limited to 10 participants
10:30 AM
Walking tour with Carson Ellis, Curator of the National Native Azalea Collection 
Pre-registration required; limited to 12 participants
11:30 PM
Walking tour with volunteer docent                               
Pre-registration required; limited to 12 participants
12:00 PM
Cyanotype demonstration by Callisa Lawn 
 
12:30 PM
Walking tour with volunteer docent 
Pre-registration required; limited to 12 participants
1:30 PM
Walking tour with volunteer docent
Pre-registration required; limited to 12 participants
3:00 PM
Shuttle service ends, last shuttle departs Native Azalea Collection 

More Information and Pre-registration  here

 

 

 


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