In accordance with Western Carolina University’s policies in response to COVID-19, the Highlands Biological Station is currently closed to the public, but is open to researchers and faculty on a limited basis. Researchers and faculty interested in reserving research and residential space should contact the HBS office (828-526-2602) for information on availability, rates, and reservations. Field courses, workshops, and HBS Nature Center programming are cancelled for the 2020 season. The HBS Botanical Gardens remain open, except for trails that are closed due to construction.

Soiree at Kenridge

July 28, 2019 at 6pm

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The Highlands Biological Foundation will celebrate the 92 year of the Highlands Biological Station with a soiree at the home of Ella and Chip Flower on July 28 at 6pm.  The Foundation annually hosts a summer soiree to raise funds to support the three facets of the Highlands Biological Station: Highlands Botanical Garden, Highlands Nature Center and the Highlands Biological Laboratory.

$250 per person



Tricia and Inman Allen

Judy and Dick Allison

Elizabeth Bradham

Jenny Lynn and Waldo Bradley

Ruth and Tom Claiborne

Vevie and Lawrence Dimmitt

Martha and Michael Dupuis

Ruth and Berryman Edwards

Beverly Ellars

Melinda and Jim Ethier

Monte and Palmer Gaillard


Anne and Dick Goodsell

Amanda and Greg Gregory

Julia and Bill Grumbles

Marianne and Ben Jenkins

Cathy and Paul Jones

Cookie and Harrison Jones

Carol and Stiles Kellett

Alfred Kennedy and Bill Kenny

Frank Langford

Elizabeth and David Martin

Melanie and Tom Mauldin


Kathleen Cheek-Milby & Jim Milby

Heath Massey & John Mitchener

Stephanie and Bill Reeves

Cheryl and Hugh Sargent

Rachel Friday and Jeff Schenck

Nancy and Tred Shurling

Lyda S. White and Art Steineker

Carol and Rusty Stewart

Martha and Hal Stibbs

Jennie Stowers

Jane and Tom Tracy