Are there some good places to see the local native flora, within driving distance?
Yes Debbie there are plenty of places. In town and not on our tour (not enough time) is the Asheville Botanical Garden, all native. There are three entrances to the Blue Ridge Parkway in Asheville. It has hikes all along the parkway.
Thanks! I will put that on my own itinerary.
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