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Highlands Biological Station, Nature Center and Botanical Gardens

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Highlands, NC
+1 828-526-2602
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Lovely pathway

This free attraction is lovely. There is even a bog in the back of the area that is natural and... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
TVHOST
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Myrtle Beach, SC
Nicely presented

Inside the nature center are some nice displays and an interesting interactive area for kids and... read more

Reviewed 31 October 2017
havefunaway
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Crescent Springs, Kentucky
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This nature center serves up a palette of nature attractions including a botanical garden replete with 450 species of trees, ferns and flowers.
  • Excellent51%
  • Very good38%
  • Average10%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“native plants” (8 reviews)
“lily pads” (3 reviews)
“natural area” (2 reviews)
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Highlands, NC
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+1 828-526-2602
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This free attraction is lovely. There is even a bog in the back of the area that is natural and scenic. Items are labeled throughout so you can lean as you go.

Thank TVHOST
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Reviewed October 31, 2017

Inside the nature center are some nice displays and an interesting interactive area for kids and nice restrooms....there was a charming person at the "desk" full of information about the center and gardens and sunset rock with the trailhead being right across the road. There...More

Thank havefunaway
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Reviewed October 17, 2017

Getting outside on a brisk day can be a wonderful, relaxing experience. The beauty of a botanical garden makes it special!

Thank RMDMarshall
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Reviewed October 11, 2017

Nice walk around a pond with flowers and wild life, Nature center has interesting exhibits-old school, nothing fancy.Relax and enjoy Highlands as it was before Atlantans found it.

Thank Patricia V
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Reviewed October 8, 2017

The gardens are very near downtown Highlands. We were met by a resident student who explained the layout. There is a wide wood chip path and rock steps with a rail. Plants and trees are identified. I would like to return with our grandchildren who...More

Thank LouSlowalker
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We wandered the trails near the lake recently and enjoyed our time wandering. We arrived after the center had closed for the day, but we will return to see the exhibits inside.

Thank Frugal-Teacher
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Reviewed August 30, 2017

Well maintained and beautiful walks throughout the garden. Pet friendly. Lovely. Can't wait to revisit!

Thank jujubean4
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Reviewed August 8, 2017

The love and care of both volunteers and biologist show clearly at the Highlands Botanical Gardens. It's a cool, pleasant walk, no matter the time of year. Many plants are identified and specific gardens, like the bog garden, the fern walk and the native plant...More

1  Thank lhaiglerjr
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Reviewed July 13, 2017

A really cool nature center with beautiful gardens and peaceful walking paths. the lotus blossoms were blooming. It was not very crowded when we went. We really enjoyed the walk. There is a rhododendron trail that is a little more like a hike. Beautiful and...More

1  Thank Kate W
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Reviewed July 11, 2017

This is a lovely Natural area with minimum intervention which some reviewers found off putting. I enjoy the natural feel but do feel that because it is a partly cleared area which is being reclaimed that there obviously needs to be continual, educated pruning and...More

Thank Kathleen1314
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David Y
January 11, 2017|
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Response from GatorGirl417 | Reviewed this property |
It depends on the weather that year, but there are several varieties that bloom throughout May, June and July. If you go during those months you are sure to see some!
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Susanmarie25
June 27, 2015|
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Response from Martin ` | Reviewed this property |
I do not know, but you might try Google.
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