We offer many opportunities to visit the Reserve during each visitor season, April - October.

All visits to the Reserve are guided and require reservations.

Visitor Days

Visitor Days, held select Tuesdays and Fridays throughout our visitor season, provide the perfect outing for backyard gardeners, plant enthusiasts or professionals in the fields of horticulture, design and ecology. Visitor Days are best suited for first-time guests to SHR and are led by a Garden Tour Docent. $25 per person with a maximum of four per party

Private Tours

Private 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 per group up to 10 people, $35 per person from 11 - 20.

Red Spruce Restoration Hike

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19 we have canceled the red spruce restoration hike. We hope to offer this again next year. If you are interested in learning more about volunteering with the Red Spruce Project please email

Summer Speaker Series

Due to concerns regarding Covid-19, we have canceled our speakers series.

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Native Plant Symposium

Due to concerns regarding Covid-19, we have canceled our annual native plant symposium.

The annual Native Plant Symposium is the Reserve’s principal educational event for the year, featuring nationally-recognized native plant and design experts who support our mission to educate others on the importance of native plant conservation and preservation.

Plant Sale

Due to concerns regarding COVID-19, we have canceled our annual plant sale.  If you are interested in purchasing native plants, please email to learn more.