In accordance with Western Carolina University’s policies in response to Covid-19, Highlands Biological Station is currently closed to the public with the exception of the Botanical Garden trails, but does remain open to researchers and faculty on a limited basis; please contact the HBS office (828-526-2602) for information on reservations, rates, and Covid-19 policies.  We currently plan to offer our field courses, workshops, Grant-in-Aid program, and HBS Nature Center programs in summer 2021, with Covid-19 safety protocols in place (TBA).​ Please bear in mind, however, that University policy and HBS program plans are subject to change in light of developments with the pandemic this winter and spring, and those interested in attending HBS courses or programs or utilizing HBS facilities in spring or summer 2021 should check the HBS website regularly for updates.

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LIVESTREAM: A Garden in Every Season Tour

May 25, 2020 @ 11:30 am - 12:30 pm


There is always something changing in the Highlands Botanical Garden! Take a virtual guided tour to see what’s new in our demonstration gardens and among the hundreds of species that call our campus home.

Tours are on the 1st Monday of every month from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm. Tours are also every Monday in May!

Tours are weather dependent.
This tour will be live streamed on the HBS Facebook page (@highlandsbiologicalstation).

The Highlands Biological Station is a multi-campus center of Western Carolina University.

For more information, call (828) 526-2623.


May 25, 2020
11:30 am - 12:30 pm