Celebrating Spring In The Great Smoky Mountains

Early blooms, warm weather and news of  the 62nd Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park are all sure signs that spring is upon us. Registration has begun for this 5 day long annual event that will lead participants through all of the spring beauty the Smoky Mountains have to offer. Let’s take a look at what you can expect to find on this adventure.

The event will begin on April 25th with a luncheon at W.L. Mills Conference Room. The event offers 134 professionally guided walks on the trails in The Great Smoky Mountains National Park as well as indoor presentations in Mills Conference Center and Sugarlands Training Room in Gatlinburg. 

The event began in 1951 as a two-day event. Hundreds of participants attended from 20 different states. The event was featured in National Geographic magazine. During that first year, Lucinda Ogle worried that the weather would prevent access to many outdoor events and presented flower specimens from her own garden in a case of Coca-Cola bottles at one of the evening meetings. The Coke bottle flower garden is still a big part of the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage and features over 100 different plant species. Today the number of participants has doubled and it is a great educational and social event for anyone wanting to learn more about the native plant species and take an opportunity to get outdoors to enjoy the beautiful spring weather.

Along with these tours and sessions you can enjoy the gallery of Smoky Mountain art and plant displays or get involved and volunteer to help with the event by contacting Holly at Friends Of The Smokies. This is a non-profit event that depends on the support of local organizations and volunteers to provide the wide variety of experiences each year.

Registration is open online at their website along with a large amount of additional information. This is a great time to plan a spring trip to get to know more about the Great Smoky Mountains and see all of the reasons it is a dream location for a vacation home or full-time living. While you are in the area give us a call or send us an email, we would be happy to discuss more area information and help you begin your search for a Smoky Mountain home.

Next week we will take a look at February’s market statistics, in the meantime visit us on Facebook for great photos, area info and featured listings!

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