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“Free but Not a Must See”

Daniel Boone Native Gardens
Ranked #17 of 45 things to do in Boone
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Owner description: Near the Horn in the West
Calhoun, Georgia
Level 4 Contributor
21 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Free but Not a Must See”
Reviewed 18 July 2013

The gardens are located up the hill from Appalachian State. There is no charge to get into the gardens though they do ask for a $2 donation, which is why I gave the gardens an average versus a poor rating. Viewing the gardens takes about 10 minutes and was similar to my parent's yard. Not a must-do attraction by any means. If you want to walk around for a few minutes, it will do, but I was not impressed.

Visited July 2013
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Berea, Kentucky
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12 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Beautiful Garden!”
Reviewed 6 July 2013

If you are looking to see a variety of flowers that you cannot spot on a regular base, then this garden is the place for you! Daniel Boone Native Gardens has a variety of flowers such as Fraser, sedge, pink laddy slipper, porcelain berry, wild ginger, lily of the valley and much more. Even though there garden bed is being prepared for re-planting, there is still a variety of colorful plants. I forgot to mention that the garden also has blue berry trees, pink shell Azalea, flame azalea, Virginia bluebells. These names probably sound very unfamiliar to most people because they are exotic and well worth seeing. The garden is well cared for and there are labels next to each of the gorgeous flowers which makes it nice because then you actually know what the name of the pretty flower you are looking at is. The garden is next to the farmers market, I would recommend visiting the farmers market then stopping by for a peaceful, scenic and relaxing tour of the garden.

Visited May 2013
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DC
Level 5 Contributor
53 reviews
12 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Nice, very nice, but needs better signage”
Reviewed 5 July 2013

We enjoyed strolling through, but were disappointed that the signage did not make it clear which plants were which. It seemed the gardens would truly benefit from a $5-10K windfall. But it is peaceful, serene, and lovely.

Visited July 2013
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