Daniel Boone Native Gardens

Opened in 1963, the mission of the gardens is to protect and conserve plants in addition to educating visitors about native plants of North Carolina. The gardens focus on wildflowers, ferns and trees. The Daniel Boone Native Gardens, is a volunteer organization, and is located at 651 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, N.C. Open from May to October. Suggested donation $2 for adults and free for children under 16.

For more information see www.DanielBooneNativeGardens.org or visit them on Facebook.

July 13

 

Boone, NC.    The Daniel Boone Native Gardens will host the annual “Fairy Day,” on Saturday, July 13, from noon to 4.  The free event features activities for children and families.

Participants are encouraged to wear fairy costumes and bring a picnic to the gardens. Wander the Gardens and meet “real life fairies.” Face painting by Creative Cheeks Face Painting, fairy items and other fun activities will be offered at a nominal fee.  Other participants include The Children’s Playhouse, and The Watauga County Library.

“This is our most popular summer event,” said Rebecca Hutchins, board member and coordinator of Fairy Day.

Dr. Annkatrin Rose, who teaches botany at ASU, will help children learn about the life cycle of monarch butterflies. “Learn how to raise monarch butterflies. We will have milkweed with monarchs in various life cycle stages on display and a fun free craft activity to create your own butterfly life cycle to take home. The four stages of the butterfly life cycle are the egg, the caterpillar, the chrysalis, and the adult butterfly.”

 

About the Daniel Boone Native Gardens

Opened in 1963, the mission of the gardens is to protect and conserve plants in addition to educating visitors about native plants of North Carolina. The gardens focus on wildflowers, ferns and trees. The Daniel Boone Native Gardens are located at 651 Horn in the West Drive, Boone, N.C. and open from May to October. Suggested donation is $2 for adults and free for children under 16. For more information see www.DanielBooneNativeGardens.org. Visit Facebook for events.