Help plant a bird garden at the Western Residence!


Help plant a bird garden at the Western Residence!

Friday, June 22 - 9 am to noon

45 Patton Mountain Rd, Asheville, NC 28804


First Lady of NC Kristin Cooper is a big fan of the birds, and with the help of Elisha Mitchell Audubon Society, Audubon NC is expanding our bird-friendly gardening at the Executive Mansion in Raleigh to the Western Residence in Asheville. Please join the fun and help get plants in the ground!


Landscape designer and New Hope Audubon volunteer Ben Skelton, assisted by Kim Brand of Audubon NC, will direct our efforts to plant around 500 native shrubs and perennials. The Western Residence staff will prepare beds ahead of time and dig the larger holes. Please bring your own garden gloves, shovel, and trowel if you have them; if not, we’ll have extras. Bring your own water bottle (Audubon NC is going plastic-free!) and a hat, and wear closed-toe shoes.


Just a heads up, Sharon Bruce of BC/DC Ideas will be on hand to take photos for and other Audubon communications.


Please RSVP to Kim Brand: or cell 336-391-9614.