Southern Highlands Reserve, Lake Toxaway

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#151 of 189 in Parks in North Carolina Mountains
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  • they're not open to the public very often, but if you can get there when they are... do it. wonderful place doing wonderful work  more »
  • This place is amazing!!! There really is no way to describe the beauty of the Reserve, and the abundance of native Appalachian plants fills my heart. I am so grateful for the work they do, and a visit...  more »
  • Such a special reserve of native species! The nurturing approach to species restoration and dedication to maintaining and restoring this area with graceful, artistic flair makes it a true Appalachian ...  more »
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  • Are you willing to go a little out of the way for an unforgettable experience? Southern Highlands Reserve is a phenomenal high-elevation landscape that will reward the effort to visit. Wander your way through the well-maintained paths to observe the breathtaking views and intriguing plant communities on the site. Make sure your phone’s memory has plenty of space, because you’ll want to take a bunch of photos in these beautiful gardens. The staff are gracious and helpful, with great amenities for guests. I visited during the spring Native Plant symposium, which was well-organized with great food from local businesses. Make sure to plan plenty of time to make sure you have time to meander through all the garden paths. Southern Highlands Reserve is the most memorable garden that I’ve visited this year. Well worth a visit!
  • This is truly a remarkable place. If you're lucky enough to visit there you will leave forever changed. The work they are doing with native plants is amazing. The gardens, forest and views are stunning. A slice of heaven.
  • There are no words to describe the beauty of this incredible place! So much care and attention to detail goes into these gardens. The vision that went into the design and creation of SHR shows an obvious love of the natural beauty here. We couldn't have enjoyed our visit more.
  • Southern Highlands Reserve is BEAUTIFUL!!! So many native Appalachian plants within the landscape, and views of the mountains that are amazing!
  • This is a "true mountain top experience". You will not regret visiting Southern Highlands Reserve on Toxaway Mountain.
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