Giving Tuesday 2023
This Giving Tuesday, November 28, 2023, please help enhance the experience of visitors and students of all ages at Grandfather Mountain – the not-for-profit nature park run by the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation – by contributing to the purchase of educational signage for the new Cobey Botanical Garden. Donate now below!
Surrounding the Wilson Center for Nature Discovery, this space provides a home to plantings of several local species and has beautiful meandering pathways that link together Grandfather’s Conservation Campus.
“Many of the plants within the garden are native to Western North Carolina, and we want to be able to label each plant with the scientific and common names so that guests will be able to identify them in the garden and then recognize them in other locations,” said Margaret Thiele, vice president of development for the Grandfather Mountain Stewardship Foundation. “Additional signage plans include a garden map layout that will identify where the different plants are located, along with some interesting, fun facts about the varieties and the insects and pollinators that benefit from the garden.”
The signage will have a meaningful impact when it comes to connecting visitors with this special place, giving them the chance to appreciate the beauty in the moment while also bringing some knowledge home to share.
Grandfather truly serves as an outdoor classroom, with the mountain’s team of naturalists providing educational opportunities throughout the year – both in formal settings through field trips, educator workshops and adult field courses, and informally through daily programming and interactive stations for guests.
Your Giving Tuesday donation will go even further, thanks to the generosity of Munroe and Becky Cobey! The Cobeys are matching every Giving Tuesday gift, up to $5,000.
This means your gift to the mountain will be doubled, ensuring that visitors continue to engage with nature in impactful ways. Make your contribution today!