Private Tour – Available August 20
Guided by SHR’s Executive Director Kelly Holdbrooks, our private group tours provide the opportunity for a deeply personal look at the true beauty and wonder of the Reserve. Group tours are ideal for garden clubs, plant societies, and master gardener groups. $350 minimum for private tours up to 10 people
Tours begin promptly at 10 am and will last 2 to 2.5 hours. Please arrive at 9:30 – 9:45 for check in. Directions provided will give you an idea of approximate drive time. Roads to the gardens are curvy; plan according to your riders’ comfort levels.
Located at 4,500 feet elevation, we cover varied terrain much like hiking in the mountains of Western NC and the Blue Ridge Parkway. These conditions create a moderate to strenuous hiking/walking experience. Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes, bring water bottle, camera, and bug spray. We also invite our visitors to bring a sack lunch and enjoy lunch on the Rooftop Terrace or at the Chestnut Lodge picnic table following the tour.
For Groups 1 – 10 persons: please select “10” as the number of tickets purchased, even if your group has fewer than 10 persons. This will populate the form to the required $350 minimum for a private group tour. If you have fewer than 10 in your group, please simply duplicate a name and email address to fill the required fields.
For Groups 11 – 20 persons: please add an additional $35 per person for groups over 10. Please indicate the number of tickets in your party and fill in the names and email addresses for each member in your group.
If you do not receive the confirmation message within a few minutes of signing up, please check your Spam or Bulk E-Mail folder just in case the confirmation email got delivered there instead of your inbox.