News & Updates

Fall Gardener’s Corner

Fall Gardener’s Corner

With Director of Horticulture Eric Kimbrel A chill is in the air now as summer temperatures disappear and warm air no longer wraps around us. In exchange is a mosaic of...

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Trees, Meet Virginia

Trees, Meet Virginia

On Friday, September 30, a 26-foot U-Haul truck drove up the mountain to our nursery to collect some of our long-term residents. We spent the day loading up 1,000 of...

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Meet Ruby

Meet Ruby

Deep in the Pisgah National Forest just southwest of Asheville, N.C., stands a magnificent tree tucked away from the human hustle. For nearly a century she’s held vigil...

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Cullowhee Conference Returns

Cullowhee Conference Returns

Photo: Cowee Mound captured by Kody Stanley during a conference field trip. Cowee was an important center of 18th-century Cherokee life and the site of many brutal...

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SHR Leads Red Spruce Restoration

SHR Leads Red Spruce Restoration

Big plans are sprouting at Southern Highlands Reserve. We are proud to announce that SHR has been tapped by the federal government to take the lead in red spruce...

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Summer Gardener’s Corner

Summer Gardener’s Corner

With Director of Horticulture Eric Kimbrel At the transition to warm summer, we begin looking for fruit and seed production on plants so that we can be ready to collect...

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2022 Native Plant Sale

2022 Native Plant Sale

It's time again for our annual Native Plant Sale!   Please join us on August 26th, and bring home some of the native plants featured in the garden of Southern...

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New Pollinators for Brevard Dog Park

New Pollinators for Brevard Dog Park

Though butterflies would win the beauty pageants and bees would dominate prizes for work ethic, all manner of insects are important — and all depend on flowering plants...

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Phenology Phases in Full Force

Phenology Phases in Full Force

Spring in the garden means a bustle of emergence and departure, a flurry of wardrobe changes, peeking and peaking, buzzing and alighting, bursting and retreating. Here...

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