Kentucky has among the most diverse flora of all 50 states, from the prairie remnants of the west to the bluegrass savannah and on to the eastern mountains. This overnight session offers a great chance for a close up view of some of the most spectacular flora of southeast Kentucky. You'll see plants in their native habitat, from bigleaf magnolias (Magnolia macrophylla) to mountain camellilas (Stewartia ovata), ferns, wildflowers and much much more. Led by Yew Dell Executive Director Dr. Paul Cappiello, the group will spend an afternoon near Cumberland Falls State Park, stay overnight in the DuPont Lodge in the Cumberland Falls State Park (lodge group rates are $129/night + tax for single or double occupancy) and then explore several other sites the following day before returning. Because of site-access restrictions, we can only accommodate a small group so be sure to sign up early.
Schedule - Meet at noon on Friday, May 25th at the Cumberland Falls State Park DuPont Lodge and spend the afternoon hiking. Saturday, May 26th is another day of hiking until early afternoon.
Meals - are not included
Price - Guided hike $50/$60 members/non-members. Lodging is not included in registration.
Lodging - Call Cumberland Falls State Park DuPont Lodge at 1-800-325-0063 and ask for the Yew Dell Botanical Gardens room block special rate.
Questions? Call 502-241-4788 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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