North Carolina Botanical Garden


Mother's Day Walk at Mason Farm

with Ed Harrison, Naturalist

The registration period has closed for this event.

Date: Sunday, May 13

Time: 1:30 - 5 p.m.

Fee: $22 ($20 Members)


Take your mother for a turn around the Mason Farm Biological Reserve's Old Farm Trail, which travels through some 260 years of cultural and natural history. Naturalist Ed Harrison points out wildflowers and discuss how the Garden's intense management of both field and forest benefits local biological diversity conservation. 


About 2.5 miles in length, the hike includes a short off-trail foray into the old-growth Shagbark Hickory forest. Wear sturdy hiking footwear and bring a walking stick, insect repellant and water. 


NOTE: We will meet off-site and then carpool to Mason Farm. The meeting spot will be provided upon registration.



Remaining Seats: 2

Registration open through 5/13/2018 11:59 PM EST

About the Instructor

Ed Harrison earned a Master’s Degree in Environmental Management from Duke, with concentrations in environmental impact analysis and in plant community ecology. He’s been an active member of the Penny’s Bend Nature Preserve Management Committee since 1998, leading the Spring and Fall public tours for the Garden since 1999. Ed began doing similar tours for Mason Farm Biological Reserve in 2007.

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Mason Farm Biological Reserve


Note: This walk does NOT begin at Mason Farm; we will meet off-site and then carpool to Mason Farm. Directions will be provided upon registration.


For more information about Mason Farm, visit