Rare ecosystems and native plants will be featured in the exhibit Southern Highlands Reserve: A Garden Rooted in the Place of its Making. The exhibit will be on display in the Circle Gallery at the UGA College of Environment and Design April 2-30. An opening reception will take place April 2 from 4:30-6 p.m.
Located in one of the most outstanding natural landscapes in North America, the Southern Highlands Reserve boasts flora and fauna unique to the Arctic, creating what some ecologists call “Canada in North Carolina.” The exhibit will feature photography and nursery plants of the various rare systems found at the reserve including spray cliffs, Blue Ridge escarpment habitats and high-elevation forests that include spruce and mixed hardwoods.
Kelly Holdbrooks, a graduate of the UGA College of Environment and Design and director of the Southern Highlands Reserve, will serve as curator for the exhibit, which is made possible by the CED.
Located in Toxaway, North Carolina, the Southern Highlands Reserve is open to the public on a limited basis for educational and research purposes.