Smart Bets: Boots and Books

While it's advisable to keep your reading and hiking/gardening/outdoor adventuring separate, The North Carolina Arboretum has cleverly combined boots and books into a two-day indoor-outdoor event in celebration of the Arboretum's 25th anniversary. Presenters include author Peter Loewer (“The Wild Gardener"), writer/naturalist/historian George Ellison, garden/interior designer James Farmer and Patricia Moore-Pastides, First Lady of the University of South Carolina. The Arboretum staff leads guided hikes and family-friendly activities each day. Programs are free, parking is $8 per vehicle. Full schedule at


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