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Welcome to the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage

Join us for the 66th Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Smokies on April 19-23, 2016! New this year is the online sale of Pilgrimage T-shirts at a 20% discount. Three evening programs feature the Heartland Series Bill Landry, a pictorial travelogue celebrating U.S. National Parks, a trivia contest with prizes, refreshments, and a cash bar. There will be no Wednesday luncheon or photo contest this year. Pilgrimage Artist-of-the-Year, Nelson Ziegler, will be honored at a Wednesday evening reception and exhibit.

The Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage is an annual five-day event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park offering professionally guided programs which explore the region’s rich wildflowers, wildlife, ecology, culture, and natural history through walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes, and indoor seminars. Most programs are outdoors in the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while indoor events are held in various venues throughout Gatlinburg, TN. All programs are held, rain or shine.

Online Registration begins February 14, 2016 at 8:00am. Click the Register Now button on the left side of the homepage.

On-site registration will begin Tuesday, April 19, 2016 at 5:00 PM in the Mills Conference Center, Gatlinburg TN. Register now online . To keep up with the latest updates from the 66th Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage, like us on Facebook.

Become a Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage Sponsor

Please consider becoming a Sponsor of the Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage. Tax-deductible Sponsorships can be made online or onsite at the Registration Desk during operating hours.

Images courtesy of the University of Tennessee Herbarium, Floyd Scott, Marty Silver, Christine Braaten, Alan Heilman, Great Smoky Mountains Association (GSMA), and Simon Thompson.

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