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April 2018

Azalea Walk

April 28 @ 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Join the Arboretum on a special Azalea Walk led by seasoned Arboretum volunteer and azalea expert Glen Palmer. Participants will hike down to the Arboretum’s National Native Azalea Collection and learn about the various rhododendron and azalea species currently in bloom that are native to the Southern Appalachian region. Participants should dress appropriately for the…

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Rocky Cove Railroad Exhibit

April 28 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 12:00pm on Sunday and Saturday, repeating until October 28, 2018

On exhibit Saturdays and Sundays from 12 – 4 p.m., Rocky Cove Railroad is a G-Scale (garden scale) model train that demonstrates the coming of trains to western North Carolina at the turn of the 20th century. The exhibit is located below the Grand Promenade. Please note, Rocky Cove Railroad will not operate in rainy or…

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Guided Trail Walk (Free)

April 28 @ 1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 1:00pm on Tuesday and Saturday, repeating until October 27, 2018

Each Tuesday and Saturday afternoon at 1 p.m., April through October, trained volunteer guides lead small groups of participants along woodland trails and through a variety of forest types. Depending on the season, topics of discussion include wildflowers, plant and tree identification, natural history, and the cultural and land use history of The North Carolina…

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Roots of Wisdom: Native Knowledge. Shared Science.

April 29 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until May 6, 2018

On display January 27 – May 6, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily, inside the Baker Exhibit Center, Roots of Wisdom showcases the ways in which the traditional knowledge of native peoples and Western science are woven together to improve the natural world. Featuring four indigenous communities, including the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians,…

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