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Join us at the Viewsite as we close our 2019 visitors’ season with a Garden Room Tour! These tours offer a new way to experience the Reserve similar to Visitors’ Days, but focusing on a particular area that is in its peak. This is the perfect opportunity for garden lovers who have less time or are not able to walk the full tour.
Tours begin promptly at 10 am and will last 1 hour. Please arrive no earlier than 9:30 – 9:45 for check in. Directions provided will give you an idea of approximate drive time. Roads to the gardens are curvy; plan according to your riders’ comfort level.
Located at 4,500 feet elevation, we cover varied terrain much like hiking in the mountains of Western NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway. These conditions create a moderate to strenuous hiking/walking experience. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring water bottle, camera, and bug spray.