Daniel Boone Native Gardens


Daniel Boone Native Gardens

Daniel Boone Native Gardens, located in Boone, North Carolina, hosts a collection of North Carolina native plants in an informal landscaped design. The gardens are open daily May through October.

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History

The gardens were planned as a laboratory so that clubs, schools, and botanists may come to study plants within a small area. The Garden Club of North Carolina broke ground in May, 1961 on land adjacent to the outdoor theater where Horn in the West is performed. Asheville landscape architect Doan Ogden designed the layout of the gardens. The gardens officially opened to the public in 1966.[1]

Features

The wrought iron gates at the entrance were given by Daniel Boone VI, a descendant of famed American frontiersman Daniel Boone. Its main features include a bog garden, stone gatehouse, rockery, grassed allée, wishing well, reflection pool, prayer shrine, rustic bridge and Squire Boone Cabin. Squire Boone Cabin is typical of the cabin in which Daniel Boone lived. The logs are from the cabin of Jesse Boone, Daniel's brother, where Daniel spent much time. The newest addition to the garden, the bog, was dedicated in June 1992.[2]

Plants on Display

Large Trees

  • Acer spicatum (Mountain Maple)
  • Acer saccharum (Sugar Maple)
  • Acer rubrum (Red Maple)
  • Acer pennsylvanicum (Striped Maple)
  • Fagus americana (Beech)
  • Sassafras
  • Sycamore
  • Fraxinus (Green Ash)
  • Persimmon
  • Magnolia acuminata
  • Magnolia fraseri
  • Magnolia tripetala
  • Magnolia macrophylla
  • Mulberry
  • Yellow Poplar
  • Golden Weeping Willow
  • Butternut
  • Hickory
  • Slippery Elm
  • Black gum
  • Black Walnut
  • White Paper Birch
  • Betula nigra (River Birch)
  • Betula lutea (Yellow Birch)
  • Cherry Birch
  • Dogwood
  • Redbud
  • Chionanthus (Fringe Tree)
  • Sweet Crab
  • Sourwoods
  • Pussy Willow
  • Amelanchier (Shadblow)
  • Mountain Ash
  • Franklinia
  • Helesia Carolina (Silver Bell)

Conifers

Shrubs

Flowers and Vines

  • 12 types of Native Vines
  • Shade, evergreen, rockgarden and bog wildflowers
  • Ferns and Mosses

References

  1. ^ The Garden Club of North Carolina (May, 1963). Daniel Boone Native Gardens. Brochure. 
  2. ^ Horn in the West Program. 55th. Season. pp. 44. 

See also

External links

Coordinates: 36°12′31″N 81°40′15″W / 36.2087°N 81.6708°W / 36.2087; -81.6708


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