The Daniel Boone Native Gardens near downtown Boone will kick off their 55th anniversary season with the 11th annual Early Bird Wildflower Walk & Plant Sale on April 21. Native plants will be available from local vendors. This event is free and plenty of parking is available.
Bring the family, hike T. K. Pease trail up and around Strawberry Hill Arboretum, and visit the log cabin in the Native Gardens as well as the historic log cabins in neighboring Hickory Ridge Living History Museum. Don't miss the display of unique spring flowers blooming in the Native Gardens, including Moss Phlox, typically blooming at the gatehouse.
Opened in 1963, the mission of the gardens is to protect and conserve plants in addition o educating visitors about native plants of North Carolina. The gardens focus on wildflowers, ferns, and trees. Daniel Boone Native Gardens is a volunteer organization. The gardens are open from May through October. Suggested donation is $2 for adults and free for children under 16.