Contact Us

For general inquiries, please call 828.526.2602. If you notice a problem with the website, please email jrhew@wcu.edu.

Administration

265 North 6th St.
Highlands, NC 28741

828.526.2602

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

 

Foundation

P.O. Box 580
Highlands, NC 28741

828.526.2221

Monday-Friday 9:00am-5:00pm

Garden

265 North 6th St.
Highlands, NC 28741

828.526.0188

Open 7 days a week from dawn to dusk

Nature Center

930 Horse Cove Rd. 
Highlands, NC 28741

828.526.2623

Open Friday and Saturday 10:00am-4:00pm

Outreach

265 North 6th St.
Highlands, NC 28741

828.526.4123

Programs offered September-May

Our Staff

Dr. James T. CostaExecutive Director | costa@wcu.edu or 828.787.1712

Charlotte Muir, Executive Director, Highlands Biological Foundation | charlotte@highlandsbiological.org or 828.526.2221

Sonya CarpenterProject Coordinator, Highlands Biological Foundation | sonya@highlandsbiological.org or 828.526.2221

Paige Engelbrektsson Education Specialist, Highlands Nature Center| paige@highlandsbiological.org or 828.526.2623

Katie CookeBusiness Officer| kfcooke@wcu.edu or 828.526.2602

M. Patrick BrannonOutreach Education Specialist | pbrannon@wcu.edu or 828.526.4123

Jacqueline Rhew, Program Assistant | jrhew@wcu.edu or 828.526.2602

Mike McMahan, Maintenance Supervisor | mrmcmahan@wcu.edu or 828.526.0188

Chan ChandlerHorticulture Specialist | ltchandler@wcu.edu or 828.526.0188

Directions

Our address is: 265 North Sixth Street, Highlands, NC 28741

  • From Cashiers, NC:  Take Hwy 64 W to Highlands and turn left onto Main St.  Continue straight through town.   Turn left onto Sixth St. and make a right turn into the Station driveway.
  • From Franklin, NC:  Take Hwy 64 E (the Gorge Road) to Highlands.  Road becomes Main Street.  Continue straight through town.  Turn left onto Sixth St. and make a right turn into the Station driveway.
  • From Walhalla, SC:  Take Hwy 28 to Highlands and turn right onto Main Street.  Continue straight through town.   Turn left onto Sixth St. and make a right turn into the Station driveway.
  • From Dillard, GA:  Take Hwy 106 to Highlands and turn right onto Main Street.  Continue straight through town.  Turn left onto Sixth St. and make a right turn into the Station driveway.