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The Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center at Reflection Riding is hosting its 26th annual Native Plant Sale and Open House Sept. 20, 21 and 22, 2013. The sale will feature native plants that volunteers have propagated in the nursery on site for a variety of garden conditions. Native plants are a good choice for introducing into the home landscape for a number of reasons: they are beautiful, they are sustainable, and they contribute to habitat conservation by creating biodiversity and an environment favorable to wildlife.
Bring the whole family and explore the unique landscape that is Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center at Reflection Riding, with over thirteen miles of trails, over one-thousand different species of flora and an incredible variety of animal life.
“We are anxious to share with our community the beauty, serenity and adventure to be found all on one site, right here, just minutes from downtown Chattanooga.” Dr. Paola Craddock, Greenhouse Manager said. “And we hope many people will take advantage of the free admission all weekend.”
Evidence of early Tennessee Valley Native Americans, Spanish explorers, pioneer settlers and Civil War soldiers is present in the natural landscape of CA&NC. Other features include the George S. Bryan Discovery Forest Treehouse and the Paddler’s Perch, both located on the banks of Lookout Creek, and the Wildlife Wanderland, with its many species of captive native animals including highly endangered Red Wolves.
The event will take place Sept. 20 and 21 from 9am to 5pm and Sept. 22 from 1pm to 5pm.