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Community of Philanthropic Leaders

Launched in 2019, our Stewards and Sustainers program recognizes our generous supporters whose donations provide for the care, conservation, and preservation of native plants through Southern Highlands Reserve. In appreciation of their philanthropic leadership, participating individuals gain access to exclusive opportunities and experiences. Explore the garden and donor benefits associated with each level to find the right fit for you.

Gift Certificate

The perfect gift for the garden lovers in your life—purchase a gift certificate for a Visitors’ Day tour of the Reserve!

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Sponsor a red spruce tree for restoration in the name of someone you love. Your generous gift will sustain our red spruce restoration efforts and help us pay it forward for the benefit of us all.

Steward and Sustain

With your donation, you become part of a group working toward a vision of education, restoration, and research in the Southern Appalachian Mountains. Donations to the Reserve directly support: SHR’s role in the Southern Appalachian Spruce Restoration Initiative (SASRI), propagating red spruce trees for restoration projects in the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains; development of a digital native plant database; conservation education through tours, lectures and educational events; propagation of native plants in our Nursery Complex; ongoing maintenance of SHR’s native plant display garden in the Core Park; education outreach programs with local elementary schools; research partnerships with universities and government organizations; and so much more.

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Thank You

We thank you for supporting Southern Highlands Reserve and welcome you to our team! You are now part of a group of conservators dedicated to sustaining the health of our native ecosystems within the Southern Blue Ridge Mountains. We thank you for choosing Southern Highlands Reserve as your partner in demonstrating your commitment to conservation.

The Southern Highlands Reserve is a nonprofit organization under the IRS code section 501(c)(3). All donations are considered a charitable contribution and are tax deductible.

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