Townsend in the Smokies Spring Festival and Old Timers Day




April 07

Herb & Wildflower Day
Walks, Talks, Demonstrations, and Plant Sales
Saturday, April 7, 2007
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Townsend Visitor Center

April 07


Herb & Wildflower Day
Join us in a tribute to the beauty and fascination of wildflowers, ferns, and herbs! Visit with expert botanists, photographers, and naturalists. Buy locally grown plants, delicious baked goods, & fine hand made pottery. Take a short walk in the woods or a longer exploration of a special place.


9:00 am
Ferns of the Smokies—Dr. Patricia Cox, TVA Heritage Program

10:00 am
Wildflower Photography—Jerry Drown, Gatlinburg, TN

11:00 am
Wild Edibles—Ila Hatter, Interpretive Naturalist, Robbinsville, NC

12:00 am—5:00 pm
Hike to White Oak Sinks—Jim Burbank, Great Smoky Mountains National Park Volunteer. Moderately strenuous.  Bring lunch, drink, raingear, hiking shoes.

12:00 noon
Lye Soap Demonstration—Gaynelle Kyser, Townsend Visitor Center

1:00 pm
Slide Presentation on Wildflowers—Hope Woodard, Hedgewood Gardens

2:00 p.m.—5:00 pm
Wildflower Rambles. Choose:
Chestnut Top Ferns and Flowers stroll—easy,  with Dr. Patricia Cox
Tremont area walk—easy: “Plants and Pollinators” with Dr. Jim Lowe, forest entomologist

Throughout the Day:
Sassafras and Ginger Tea Demonstration and Sampling—Gaynelle Kyser

Plant Nurseries with herbs and wildflowers for sale: Honey Rock Herb Farm & Sunlight Gardens

Herb Bread and other Baked Goods from The Bakery Lady

Pottery Planters by Marion Schlauch, Southern Highlands Handicraft Guild member

Sponsored by Smoky Mountain Convention and Visitors Bureau Townsend Visitor Center

7906 E. Lamar Alexander Parkway / Highway 321 Townsend TN
Contact the Townsend Visitors Center for more information. 800-525-6834 or 865-448-6134