Spring wildflowers in bloom at Pearson’s Falls

Published 8:00 am Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Spring has definitely arrived, with warmer weather and sunny days.

To learn more about spring wildflowers, come to the Guided Spring Walks sponsored by the Tryon Garden Club at Pearson’s Falls. Knowledgeable naturalists will lead all four of the walks.

The morning walk will be from 10:30 a.m. until noon. The walk will be repeated in the afternoon from 1:30 p.m. until 3 p.m.

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There is a charge of $10 for each walk, plus the entrance fee to Pearson’s Falls. Annual passes are available.

Please call the Pearson’s Falls gate to register, as reservations are necessary. Group size is limited so that all participants can see and hear the speaker.

Tours are as follows:

• March 22, Virginia Meador, “Spring Upstarts,” rain date March 28

• April 10, Gillian Newberry, “Full Bloom @Falls,” rain date April 12

• April 17, Dan Whitten, “Surprise Wildflowers,” rain date April 19

• April 26, John Vining, “Late Spring Wildflowers,” rain date April 28

Pearson’s Falls is located on Highway 176. From Tryon follow Highway 176 North about 3 miles. Look for signs on the left. From Saluda follow Highway 176 South down the mountain about 3 miles. Follow the signs to Pearson’s Falls on the right.

You can also drive down Pearson’s Falls Road, which is across from the Saluda School near the garden center and bakery. Follow this road down to 2748 Pearson’s Falls Road. Pearson’s Falls entrance will be on the right.

Pearson’s Falls is open daily from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Monday through Sunday. Last admission is at 4 p.m.

There is an admission charge. Group rates are available. School groups can arrange for special free tours.

– Submitted by Lucy Brannon