The Wildflower Whimsy event, May 2-3, at the Highlands Biological Foundation, will feature guided garden tours, a live plant auction and reception — with live music — guided wildflower walks and a lecture. At 6 p.m. on Friday, Peter Loewer will present a lecture titled “Wildflowers and Native Perennials - and Even a Few exotics - for the Southeast.” Loewer is an established writer and botanical artist, writing on topics ranging from ornamental grasses to nocturnal flowers.
The Wildflower Whimsy event runs from 5 to 8 p.m., May 2, and 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., May 3. $40 for Highlands Biological Foundation members, $50 for non-members or $25 for Friday night only. Friday tickets include heavy hors d’oeuvres, wine and beer, garden tours, live music and a seat during the lecture on Friday night. Saturday tickets include lunch and a wildflower walk. 828.526.2221 or www.highlandsbiological.org/wildflower-whimsy.