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Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens

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Highlands, NC
+1 828-526-2602
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A Good Walk

Getting outside on a brisk day can be a wonderful, relaxing experience. The beauty of a botanical... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Clarkesville, Georgia
enjoyable and relaxing for children and adults

Nice walk around a pond with flowers and wild life, Nature center has interesting exhibits-old... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Patricia V
sandy springs, United States
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This nature center serves up a palette of nature attractions including a botanical garden replete with 450 species of trees, ferns and flowers.
  • Excellent52%
  • Very good36%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Highlands, NC
+1 828-526-2602
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Getting outside on a brisk day can be a wonderful, relaxing experience. The beauty of a botanical garden makes it special!

Thank K6796UXrobertd
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice walk around a pond with flowers and wild life, Nature center has interesting exhibits-old school, nothing fancy.Relax and enjoy Highlands as it was before Atlantans found it.

Thank Patricia V
Reviewed 1 week ago

The gardens are very near downtown Highlands. We were met by a resident student who explained the layout. There is a wide wood chip path and rock steps with a rail. Plants and trees are identified. I would like to return with our grandchildren who...More

Thank LouSlowalker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We wandered the trails near the lake recently and enjoyed our time wandering. We arrived after the center had closed for the day, but we will return to see the exhibits inside.

Thank Frugal-Teacher
Reviewed August 30, 2017

Well maintained and beautiful walks throughout the garden. Pet friendly. Lovely. Can't wait to revisit!

Thank jujubean4
Reviewed August 8, 2017

The love and care of both volunteers and biologist show clearly at the Highlands Botanical Gardens. It's a cool, pleasant walk, no matter the time of year. Many plants are identified and specific gardens, like the bog garden, the fern walk and the native plant...More

Thank lhaiglerjr
Reviewed July 13, 2017

A really cool nature center with beautiful gardens and peaceful walking paths. the lotus blossoms were blooming. It was not very crowded when we went. We really enjoyed the walk. There is a rhododendron trail that is a little more like a hike. Beautiful and...More

1  Thank Kate W
Reviewed July 11, 2017

This is a lovely Natural area with minimum intervention which some reviewers found off putting. I enjoy the natural feel but do feel that because it is a partly cleared area which is being reclaimed that there obviously needs to be continual, educated pruning and...More

Thank Kathleen1314
Reviewed June 26, 2017

The gardens have obviously seen better days and are now slowly being taken over by nature. There is a nature centre which will help to keep children amused.

Thank scothernite
Reviewed June 25, 2017

Took the organized hike with the tour guide from Old Edwards Inn and Spa. It was a nice diversion from the activities that are on-site at Old Edwards. It was about a 2 mile hike from Old Edwards to the Biological Station where we took...More

1  Thank jevans31976
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David Y
January 11, 2017|
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Response from GatorGirl417 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the weather that year, but there are several varieties that bloom throughout May, June and July. If you go during those months you are sure to see some!
June 27, 2015|
Response from Martin ` | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but you might try Google.