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Wednesday, 14 August 2013 14:00

Support the Highlands Botanical Garden

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out highlandsbotannicalResidents of Highlands established the Highlands Botanical Garden in 1962, to display the diverse array of Southern Appalachian plants. But the survival of the garden depends largely on a once-a-year fundraising event.

 

The Highlands Biological Foundation’s Native Plant Symposium will be held Sept. 13-14, at the Performing Arts Center in Highlands. The Symposium is designed for gardeners of all levels to learn how to incorporate concepts of ecology and conservation into their gardening practices. Gardening with native plants has numerous benefits and provides food and shelter for native insects, birds, and animals.

The event features a native plant auction and lectures from well-known gardeners and conservationists. This year’s speakers are Patrick McMillan, director of the South Carolina Botanical Garden and the Clemson Museum of Natural Sciences; Tres Fromme, landscape design and planning manager at the Atlanta Botanical Garden; Kimberly Brand, a Trustee of Audubon North Carolina; and Timothy P. Spira, an author and a professor at Clemson University.

Registration is available online or by phone.

www.highlandsbiological.org/nps/ or 828.526.2221.

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