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Daniel Boone Native Gardens

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Address: 651 Horn in the West Dr, Boone, NC 28607-5801
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Near the Horn in the West

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A piece of US history

These gardens provide an excellent opportunity to understand how people lived during Daniel Boone's lifetime. The gardens are also a good representation of the vegetation in this... read more

Reviewed 16 August 2016
John D
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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3 reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I was happy to see some lily of the valley starting to bloom, even though it was April when I strolled through the garden!

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Reviewed 16 August 2016

These gardens provide an excellent opportunity to understand how people lived during Daniel Boone's lifetime. The gardens are also a good representation of the vegetation in this part of the country. A very pleasant way to spend a couple of hours. When we visited, they had special programs/activities for young children.

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Titusville
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 July 2016

We belong to the Native Plant Society in our home state so this was a natural for us. The volunteers do a wonderful job of maintaining the garden. It is divided into different habitat so you can see how these plants could be used in your own landscape if you lived in this climate. It is really beautiful. It must... More 

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East Coast, USA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 June 2016

When I visited in the summer of 2015, the gardens were in need of weeding and of having signage refurbished. There is potential of a finely displayed garden, with many unusual plants to view which only grow in the Appalachian area.

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Charlotte, North Carolina, United States
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16 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 June 2016

This is a very simple natural garden that is maintained solely by volunteers. It was a pleasant escape from the heat. We especially enjoyed the masses of lush ferns - tallest I've every seen! It does not take a lot of time to walk the garden - no more than an hour. It was a good, quick side trip.

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Boone, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 May 2016

This destination features indigenous plants and can be appreciated in less than an hour. However, it is also a beautiful spot if you just want quiet relaxation and a chance to enjoy the weather on a sunny summer day. It has the added advantage of being walking distance from a parking lot that features a farmers market on summer weekends... More 

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Durham, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 February 2016

This is a very neat place to go and walk around in. You pay on the honor system so please make sure you pay the 2 dollars. It is beautiul and very relaxing.

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Thank Jill M
Eutawville, South Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

They place all this food on the table and you dig in. They bring you as much as you can eat. It is the best home cooked food you can eat. Their blueberry preserves are the best. You will want to take a jar with you. They are so popular that if you don't get there early there is a... More 

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Boone, North Carolina
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Reviewed 27 October 2015

If you an hour to spare in Boone, take a hike and visit the native plants. On saturday morning, the farmers market is nearby as are the historic cabins of Horn in the West. There is also a small playground and picnic area next door.

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Thank suka483
West Jefferson, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Daniel Boone Native Gardens is a unique and peaceful place right in the middle of Boone, NC. It's like a refuge! You can stroll paths and take in the beauty and serenity of the flora! It is well maintained and beautiful and well worth a visit.

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