March 2022
A New Season Begins - Looking Ahead to 2022
Edgeworthia - a favorite winter bloomer on the bridge
The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is excited to begin our ninth year. We had over 150,000 visitors last year, and we hope you'll make plans to come see us soon!

No matter what the season, the flora on the bridge is always beautiful. Visit us often as we've planned seasonal features for you to enjoy throughout the year. One of our guiding purposes of the LLFB is to educate people. Beginning in April and continuing through October we'll be conducting monthly gardening-related classes. These classes are always popular, and if you've never attended one, we'd love to have you join us. Many classes are hands-on, they last about an hour, and are always free. Click for more info.

The bridge would not be as successful as it is without donations from our patrons and participation in our fundraising. If you have visited the bridge, you have no doubt seen personalized bricks lining pathways. Watch for the opportunity to buy a brick during our Say It with a Brick Promo during Mother's and Father's Day. In the fall, we plan a return of our Art Auction, a favorite of locals and visitors from all over.
A Sure Sign
As the days gradually get longer and warmer, it's a sure sign of spring's arrival. Make plans now to visit the bridge March 1 - April 5 for our first seasonal feature Tiptoe Through the Tulips. You will feel the spirit of spring and be delighted by all our beautiful tulips and daffodils along the bridge.
Speaking of Mother Earth
Turning Ordinary Objects into Garden Art

Earth Day on the bridge promises various activities for all ages, including our first class of the season. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 23, from
10 am - 1 pm and learn how to take ordinary objects from your home and turn them into beautiful pieces of garden art.
A Winter Champion

When you think the garden will never awaken from winter, beautiful hybrid hellebores delight with blooms starting in February and lasting often until May. Known commonly as the Lenten Rose, they are not related to the rose family (Rosaceae). But these evergreen champions are valued by gardeners because of their resistance to frost and their early spring blooms. While they are also low maintenance and deer-resistant, hellebores do contain toxins harmful to pets and humans, it's best to keep them out of reach.

Interested in Volunteering?
It is said that volunteers do not necessarily have the time, they just have the heart. We love our volunteers and all the heart they put into caring for the bridge. If you would like more information on volunteering at the bridge, please complete this form and return to the email address above.
Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is a volunteer 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Donations to help preserve and maintain the bridge and gardens are always appreciated – and tax-deductible.
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