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Upstate Field Trip: Durant Ashmore’s Native Plants Nursery
August 12, 2017 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Saturday, August 12, Field Trip to Durant Ashmore’s Native Plants Nursery
Leader: Durant Ashmore
Durant Ashmore is a well-know upstate landscaper and plant columnist with a landscaping business and nursery in Fountain Inn, about 30 miles south of Greenville. Mr. Ashmore will gather the native plants that he grows on his 30-acre nursery and have them in a condensed space. He will offer a 45 minute presentation and discussion on these natives. After the presentation, those who would like to shop will be allowed to buy plants at the wholesale price. The nursery is not a retail business and the opportunity to shop for plants is available ONLY during this field trip.
There are extensive nature trails along the banks and bottom-land of the Reedy River. Mr. Ashmore will lead a one-hour walking tour for those who are interested. The site has duck ponds, beaver dams, fox dens, native plants, and other points of interest.
Bring sun hat, shoes that will accommodate wet and steep areas, water, snacks. walking stick if needed, and insect repellent. A golf cart will be available.
To make reservations, please sign up by August 9 by emailing <[email protected]>
The carpool will meet at 8am the Home Depot, 1339 S. Pleasantburg Dr, Greenville, SC 29605.