Southern Highlands Reserve, Lake Toxaway

#149 of 185 in Parks in North Carolina Mountains
Garden · Hidden Gem · Nature / Park
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  • Picnic, walk, just sit or take a guided tour, learn about the native NC mountain plants and how to preserve.  more »
  • This is a spectacular garden, but before you jump in your car: 1)This is a private native plant arboretum and research center. 2) They open their doors once a month, and for special tours and...  more »
  • 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 communities on the site. Make sure your phone’s memory has plenty of space, because you’ll want to take a bunch of photos in these beautiful gardens. The staff are gracious and helpful, with great amenities for guests. I visited during the spring Native Plant symposium, which was well-organized with great food from local businesses. Make sure to plan plenty of time to make sure you have time to meander through all the garden paths. Southern Highlands Reserve is the most memorable garden that I’ve visited this year. Well worth a visit!
  • This is truly a remarkable place. If you're lucky enough to visit there you will leave forever changed. The work they are doing with native plants is amazing. The gardens, forest and views are stunning. A slice of heaven.

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