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Southern Highlands Reserve

This place is amazing!!! There really is no way to describe the beauty of the Reserve, and the... read more

Reviewed October 8, 2018
Brevard, North Carolina, United States
A treasure

Such a special reserve of native species! The nurturing approach to species restoration and... read more

Reviewed September 25, 2018
Jennifer K
Brevard, North Carolina
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Reviewed October 8, 2018

This place is amazing!!! There really is no way to describe the beauty of the Reserve, and the abundance of native Appalachian plants fills my heart. I am so grateful for the work they do, and a visit here is a must!!

Date of experience: September 2018
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Reviewed September 25, 2018

Such a special reserve of native species! The nurturing approach to species restoration and dedication to maintaining and restoring this area with graceful, artistic flair makes it a true Appalachian jewel. A pleasure to visit. It has been some time since I visited and look...More

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank Jennifer K
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Are you willing to go a little out of the way for an unforgettable experience? Southern Highlands Reserve is a phenomenal high-elevation landscape that will reward the effort to visit. Wander your way through the well-maintained paths to observe the breathtaking views and intriguing plant...More

Date of experience: May 2018
Thank CalebM206
Reviewed September 22, 2018

Waightstill Avery Chapter Daughters of the American Revolution have received a "true mountain top experience" in volunteering for Southern Highlands Reserve by cleaning seeds from cones of red spruce and potting up hundreds of red spruce. We are a perfect fit with Southern Highlands Reserve...More

Date of experience: August 2018
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Reviewed July 12, 2018 via mobile

An enchanting, spiritual spot on planet earth! Good to know it is in the hands of a caring and conscientious group of people who are willing to work hard to keep it safe. Sara Bailey Sarasota, FL

Date of experience: July 2018
1  Thank Sara B
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Gorgeous alpine forest and gardens in the southern Blue Ridge mountains. Love the red spruce restoration project they are working on!!

Date of experience: June 2018
1  Thank Anna N
Reviewed June 14, 2018

We have no words to describe the beauty of this incredible place! So much care and attention to detail goes into these gardens. The vision that went into the design and creation of SHR shows an obvious love of the natural beauty here. We couldn't...More

Date of experience: May 2018
1  Thank Erle N
Reviewed November 14, 2017

I understand this garden is open by apointment only. We were lucky enough to be invited and what a hidden gem it is! This garden is not only beautiful but important to the ecology of North Carolina and has been working to preserve and re-forest...More

Date of experience: October 2017
1  Thank Carol H
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