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  • Friday, May 27, 2022

Wildflower Walk at Rattlesnake Lodge – Suggested donation of $15/person

A fun stroll at Rattlesnake Lodge with wildflower guru Scott Dean

Quick Details

Logistics: Guests drive a personal vehicle to the meeting location and have the option to carpool once meeting. Guests bring own water and lunch. Reservation required.

About your Guide: Scott has over 25 years guiding wildflower hikes in Western North Carolina. He founded and developed the original Master Naturalist program in Asheville, now based out of the North Carolina Arboretum. Scott’s stories and folklore about our flora are wildly entertaining and educational. For Scott’s full bio and photo, visit here:

Tour time: Meet your guide at 10:00 am, guests bring lunch to eat around 12:00, and walk ends around 1:30 pm.

Price: Your suggested $15 donation goes straight to your expert wildflower guide. Please consider donating to keep this series sustainable.

Meeting location: *NOTE: GOOGLE MAPS DOES NOT ALWAYS LOCATE THE FOLK ART CENTER CORRECTLY. We meet in the parking lot of the Folk Art Center at 382 Blue Ridge Pkwy, Asheville, NC 28805. Find your guide, Scott, by his red car.

Difficulty: Easy to sometimes more moderate walk, with some inclines and uneven terrain.

Required footwear: Sturdy tennis shoes or hiking boots

Recommended clothing: Wear multiple layers, including a jacket, as temperatures drop at higher elevations. Bring raingear as needed.

Recommended personal items: Water and lunch.

Rain policy: Our morning departure helps us avoid the afternoon rains. In case of heavy rain or inclement weather, full refunds are provided.

Gratuity: Never required but always appreciated!


Wildflower Walk with Scott Dean at Rattlesnake Lodge

Enjoy a leisurely stroll with wildflower expert Scott Dean in the gorgeous terrain at Rattlesnake Lodge. Hike with us on this accessible trail as we identify understory flowers on the slopes along the Blue Ridge Parkway just north of Asheville. We will be in an oak-hickory forest full of local history in addition to wildflower diversity. For your guide Scott Dean’s full bio, visit here: