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Tickets for 2024 Visitors Days at the Southern Highlands Reserve in Lake Toxaway go on sale Thursday, Feb. 1.

Best suited for first-time guests, these tours are led by a garden tour docent and designed for backyard gardeners, plant enthusiasts and professionals in the horticulture, design and ecology fields.

The Reserve has significantly increased the number of visitor days this year to accommodate demand. Once tickets sell out, anyone who still hopes to buy one can be added to a waitlist. Private tours can be scheduled by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Visitors Day tours are $25 per person with a maximum of four people per party. Sign up starting Feb. 1 at

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