VISIT US

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

All visits to the Reserve are guided and require reservations.

To reserve, select an event type below and then select the calendar date of choice.

Dates for 2020 will be on our calendar following the new year.

Visitors' Days

Visitors’ Days, held the first Tuesday of each month, provide the perfect outing for backyard gardeners, plant enthusiasts or professionals in the fields of horticulture, design and ecology. Visitors’ 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 Group Tours, guided by Executive Director Kelly Holdbrooks, 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

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Native Plant Symposium

Every spring, gardeners, landscape designers, horticulturalists and plant lovers gather at the Southern Highlands Reserve to learn about gardening with plants that are native to the Southern Appalachian Mountains. 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. Stay tuned for 2020 Symposium information!

Fireside Chats

Sit down with an expert from SHR to answer your horticultural, design and garden sustainability questions as you enjoy the luxury and hospitality of the Greystone Inn. Free and open to the public.

Plant Sale

Bring home a few of the native plants featured in the gardens of Southern Highlands Reserve. Most plants have been grown with care from hand-collected seed. Open to the public. Dates to be announced!