Field trips of the Arkansas Native Plant Society are for current and future members. (That’s right: Everyone is welcome!)
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Botanists from around the state lead these enjoyable and informative walks. Please let trip leaders know you are coming in case of last minute changes. Be sure to call them if the weather is uncertain.
June 27th – Pine Ridge Gardens, London, AR
Leader: Mary Ann King
Time: 11:00 a.m.
Location: Pine Ridge Gardens, London, AR
Mary Ann King will take us on a hike through the natural area surrounding the garden. Afterwards, we will tour the nursery and you will have an opportunity to purchase plants to take home to your garden.
Mary Ann says we’ll walk the field with wild goose plum, Red buckeye, Butternut, Possumhaw, PawPaws, Cucumber magnolia, Bladdernut, Leatherwood, Spice bush, River cane, many oaks plus a huge Shumard oak, Black walnuts, Toothache tree, Redbuds, Green ash, Fringe trees, Box elder, Blue ash, Sycamores, Slippery elm & more.
Another field near the nursery sports a large yellowwood tree, sarvisberries, Kentucky coffee tree, Sloe plum, Soapberry, PawPaws, several kinds of Gooseberries, gray dogwood & more. Alabama Snowwreath is also found in both fields.
Bring a sack lunch and water.
Directions are as follows:
Coming from Fayetteville etc. area, take 49 to 40, go to exit 74, go north on Hwy 333 for 1.5 miles. Turn left on Will baker road (by cell tower) go two miles – see metal shop building on left – white house with green roof on right, turn right (north) on Sycamore Road – go .8 mile to gate (832 Sycamore Road)
From Harrison, Jasper etc., follow Highway 7 south to #333 which is just north of Dover. Turn right on #333 – it is about 10 to 12 miles to Will Baker Road. Turn right on Will Baker Road (by cell tower), go two miles – see metal shop building on left – white house with green roof on right, turn right (north) on Sycamore Road – go .8 mile to gate (832 Sycamore Road)
Contact Mary Ann at her cell phone # 479-531-5014 for further information, or if you need help navigating to Pine Ridge Gardens.