Historic Preservation & Local Gardens

The Backcross Chestnut Orchard at Cataloochee Ranch
119 Ranch Dr, Maggie Valley 28751 (828) 926-1401
The backcross orchard, a joint project with the American Chestnut Foundation, is part of an extensive effort to restore the American chestnut to our eastern woodlands.  Guided & self-guided tours. Open May-Nov and other seasonal hours. Call for specific tour information.

Biblical Garden at Lake Junaluska
91 N Lakeshore Dr, Lake Junaluska 28745 (828) 454-6774 
The Biblical Garden incorporates plants mentioned in the Bible, including herbs, figs, pomegranates and vines. Includes a cascading water feature and a Zimbabwean Shona sculpture. Call for guided tour.

Corneille Bryan Native Garden at Lake Junaluska
Entrances off Stuart Circle or Oxford Rd. (828) (828) 452-2881 
Inside the spiritual retreat of Lake Junaluska, Appalachia’s most threatened plant species find a place of refuge. This native garden is home to over 500 species. Call for guided tour.

Dahlia Garden at Haywood Community College
185 Freedlander Drive, Clyde 28721 (828) 627–2821
Mon–Fri: 6am-midnight & Sat–Sun: 8-5:00.
At Haywood Community College Campus & arboretum. Located across from Student Services building. The Dahlia Garden is home to 400 plants and over 250 varieties.  In bloom from mid-August – end of October.

Francis Grist Mill
14 Hugh Massie Rd, Waynesville 28786  (828) 456-6307
19th cent. Historic grist mill, restored to working order.  Tours scheduled by appt.  Music at the Mill in Sept. with bluegrass, BBQ & milling demos.

Giving Garden at Canton Branch Library
11 Pennsylvania Ave., Canton 28716 (828) 648-2924
Features raised beds, vertical gardening, composting systems, and a Monarch butterfly waystation. Gardening classes offered, with all produce donated to The Community Kitchen. New volunteers welcome.

Inspiration Point at Lake Junaluska
55 Lambuth Dr, Lake Junaluska 28745 (828) 454-6774
Inspiration Point has unparalleled views and beautifully landscaped gardens, with more than 30 species of plants, including natives and hybrids. Call for guided tour.

Museum of North Carolina Handicrafts at the historic Shelton House
49 Shelton Street, Waynesville 28786 (828) 452-1551
May 1- Oct 31. National Register property includes the museum in the Shelton House (circa 1875) and a large, handsome frame barn (circa 1900) featuring a collection of antique farm implements and tools.

Rose Walk at Lake Junaluska
N Lakeshore Dr, Lake Junaluska 28745 (828) 454-6774 
The Rose Walk, along the Lake Junaluska walking trail, features 125 rose bushes in 35 varieties, including hybrid tea, grandiflora and floribunda roses. Call for guided tour.

Seed Library of Waynesville: Sowing Seeds, Preserving Heritage
678 South Haywood Street, Waynesville 28786 (828) 356-2507
Open during library hrs. The Seed Lending Library of Waynesville celebrates biodiversity through the time-honored tradition of seed saving and by nurturing local heirloom plant varieties. This project is a program of the Haywood County Pubic Library.

Susanna Wesley Garden at Lake Junaluska
Along N Lakeshore Dr, Lake Junaluska 28745 (828) 454-6774 
Named for John Wesley’s mother, the Susanna Wesley Garden is a place for prayer and meditation. See beautiful color in the spring, summer and fall. Call for guided tour.

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