Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Violets - purpleThe Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage  in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park will be held from April 21 to 25. Registration is now open.

Now in its 60th year, it’s the largest Wildflower Pilgrimage in the country. Over 1,000 attendees, called pilgrims, will descend on Gatlinburg, Tennessee for wildflower and bird walks, lectures on composting and on attracting insect-eating birds and strenuous hikes. This five-day program was started by the Gatlinburg Garden club, the University of Tennessee, and the City of Gatlinburg; it is now managed by the Great Smoky Mountains Association.

This year, the headliner is “A Theodore Roosevelt Salute to the Great Smoky Mountains”. Joe Wiegand, who calls himself a reprisor and not an impersonator, is TR, known as our best conservation president. He’ll tell stories of the early conservation movement and the growth of our national parks. Wiegand (TR) has even performed at the White House.

Don’t wait too long to sign up! All the classes are limited.

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