Saturday, October 7th, 2017 | 9:15am - 11:30am
Where We Will Meet
entrance plaza water feature in front of Education Center
Where The Walk Will End
Savory Thyme Cafe, in the Education Center
About This Walk
We’ll meet at the water feature, take our group photo then walk and shoot till 11:30 where we’ll meet back at the Savory Thyme Cafe. See below where you can order a box lunch, eat, visit and share photos.
There are plenty of trails and exhibits to explore, but in the several trips I’ve made if you’re shooting and walking the 2 hours goes by pretty quickly. You’re welcome to go off on your own and explore any part of the arboretum you’d like to, but I am suggesting the upper portion with gardens and exhibits. You can enter any one photo taken anywhere in the arboretum within the 2 hours shoot time. I’ve uploaded a highlighted route suggestion to our Flickr page. The butterfly exhibit when I was there was low on butterflies and chrysalis because they get them from Florida and Irma messed that up. The wicked weeds set up in the Baker Exhibit center is kinda cool and creepy.
Unlike the other WWPW I’ve led and found completely free places, there is a per car fee to get into the arboretum of $14 (unless you’re a member of course) So you may want to carpool with another walker.
Here is the link to our walk/walkers Flickr page https://www.flickr.com/groups/wwpw2017bentcreeknc/
It is there to share however many photos of the walk that you would like to. This is just for fun in addition to entering the contest. I’ll also be adding a few maps before the walk.
Remember you must sign up… and there’s a prize to the submitted winning photo. You do not have to share your photos to participate but you do have to sign up to walk. There should be plenty of time to eat and still get to the other local walks if you’re doing more than one.
THIS IS A RAIN OR SHINE EVENT SO PACK AN UMBRELLA
Garden exhibits http://www.ncarboretum.org/plan-a-visit/garden-exhibits/ There are several gardens close to the parking areas that don’t require much walking.
hiking trails http://www.ncarboretum.org/plan-a-visit/hiking-trails/ see our Flickr page for the suggested walk
trail map http://www.ncarboretum.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/02/Map_Guide_2017Revised_web.pdf
events that day (may or may not be during our walk time) http://www.ncarboretum.org/events/2017-10-07/
art walk guide http://www.ncarboretum.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/12/ArtwalkGuide2015OutdoorCollectionFinal_web.pdf
garden exhibits http://www.ncarboretum.org/plan-a-visit/garden-exhibits/
cell phone tours http://www.ncarboretum.org/plan-a-visit/cell-phone-tours/
The cafe asks us to order the box lunch (24 hours in advance) so they can be prepared and so we can all eat together afterward(11:30) instead of the ordering in line with their day guest. They are reserving an upper deck for us to eat at. Here’s the link below to the pdf menu to order – you call the Arboretum directly to place your order and pay for it in advance- at least 24 hours before 10/7/17. Just tell them you’re with the WWPW that ends at 11:30 so that’s when you’ll be there to eat. Even though they’ll be reserving a spot for us to eat together – call them directly as you are responsible for your own lunch.
“Please place your order 24 hours in advance of your arrival by calling 828-665-2492 ext. 232. We accept VISA, Master Card, and Discover Card”
WWPW FAQ http://worldwidephotowalk.com/faq/
Prizes if you choose to send a photo or video http://worldwidephotowalk.com/prizes/
Donate to Springs of Hope https://www.generosity.com/community-fundraising/let-s-transform-orphans-lives-together-wwpw2017
Less than a week to go update!October 2nd, 2017
Hello, fellow walkers, Don’t forget to order your boxed lunch from the arboretum if you’d like to eat as a group afterward. The weather looks good and there are still plenty of spots open so tell a friend to sign on up. See you Saturday at the arboretum. I’ve updated the details a little if it’s been awhile since you looked. ~ Kim
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