As winter fades and the colors of spring begin to sparkle throughout the Smokies, Gatlinburg
blossoms into the center of all things botanical during the Great Smoky Mountain Association's 58th annual Wildflower Pilgrimage.
From April 23 through 27, people can experience access to some of the nation's leading botanical experts as well as Appalachian wildlife authorities.
The Wildflower Pilgrimage
offers more than 150 programs, including instructional walks and guided hiking tours tailored to meet individual walking skills. There will also be demonstrations and guest lectures. Tours showcase the abundant varieties of wildflowers, plants, ferns, mosses, trees and shrubs, as well as birds, reptiles and amphibians - all native to the Great Smoky Mountains.