Search for the tender beauties of spring wildflowers in a guided walk at the Mount Independence State Historic Site in Orwell, Vermont, on Sunday, April 30, 2017, from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. Horticulturist Amy Olmsted, a nursery professional for over 20 years, leads this colorful walk among the craggy slopes of the Mount.
Olmsted, chief horticulturist at Rocky Dale Gardens in Bristol, will show participants where and how to look for early wildflowers, while identifying the budding woodland flowers along the way. She will discuss habitat and what can be revealed about these plants from their common and Latin names.
The program, co-sponsored by the Mount Independence Coalition and Vermont Division for Historic Preservation, is open to the public. Admission is $5.00 for adults and free for children under 15. Meet by 1:00 PM outside the Museum. Call 802-759-2412 for more information.
The Mount Independence State Historic Site, one of the best-preserved Revolutionary War archaeological sites, is also known for its natural beauty. It is located at 497 Mount Independence Road, six miles west of the intersections of Vermont Routes 22A and 73 near Orwell village. Carefully follow the signs. The site will open for the regular season on Saturday, May 27. Regular hours will be 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily through October 15