In our continuing quest to find safe and fun entertainment close to home Chris and I ventured out to Flat Rock, NC last week to explore some lovely gardens at the Flat Rock Playhouse located at 2661 Greenville Hwy in Flat Rock, NC 28731. I had seen an article in BlueRidgeNow.com about the gardens surrounding the playhouse and thought it would be the perfect little trip for us. I was right. It was.
The article relates how garden volunteers have created a new QR (Quick Response) labeling system so that visitors can get additional information on the hundreds of plants that are on the over nine acre campus. Each of the 62 different garden beds have signs which include the QR code which when scanned on a smart phone gives information on the Muddy Boots website about that particular bed. It contains pictures and more information that visitors can read. It is a great little system and I loved pulling up the information on my phone.
We ran into a couple of the Master Gardener volunteers on our way in and they warned us about the impending storm but I was determined to get in the gardens before it let loose and we managed to spend just enough time exploring the gardens before the skies broke open. It was lovely.
The Flat Rock Playhouse is unfortunately closed for the season and many people are sad about that, of course, but it is so lovely that the gardens are open for visitors to walk around and enjoy. Picnic lunches are even encouraged and that will be a great spot for us to enjoy one of our weekly picnics in the future.
Of course I was thrilled to see the Little Free Library which is nestled in amongst the flowers and plants. It was loaded with great books and next time I go I will definitely take a few to share.
We were so thrilled to be able to stroll the grounds and are so grateful to all of the people who are in charge of keeping the grounds looking so great. It is the perfect spot to share a picnic and enjoy the beautiful scenery.
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