Ten Plant Tours of the Nash County Arboretum

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Matt Stevens

Extension Horticulture Agent leading a Ten Plant Tour. Image by Michelle Marston.

Since 2016, North Carolina Cooperative Extension, Nash County Center and the Master Gardener℠ volunteers of Nash County have been offering “Ten Plant Tours” of the Nash County Arboretum.

These monthly tours focus on 10 plants on the arboretum grounds that have a shared characteristic, history, or landscape use. Master Gardener℠ volunteers and Extension agents serve as tour guides and instructors for each Ten Plant Tour.

Attendees of the tours spend roughly an hour in the arboretum, discussing the selected plants. Many visitors return repeatedly as each tour is different. Forty tours have been offered using the “Ten Plant Tour” format. The topics have ranged from “Ten Plants You’re Pruning Wrong” to “Ten Plants that are Native to North Carolina” to “Ten Plants that Attract Hummingbirds” to “Ten Plants Your Grandmother Loved.”

Ten Plant Tours are typically held on the second Friday of each month at noon between February and November. The Nash County Arboretum is located at 1006 Eastern Ave in Nashville, NC and is open to the public 365 days a year.

—Matt Stevens
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