Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center

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Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center
Type Arboretum, nature center
Location 400 Garden Road
Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
Area 317 acres (128 ha)
Created 1956
Hiking trails 15 miles
Website www.reflectionriding.org

Reflection Riding Arboretum and Nature Center (317 acres) is a nonprofit arboretum, botanical garden, nature center and historical site located at 400 Garden Road, Chattanooga, Tennessee.

The facility includes the 317-acre arboretum, 15 miles of trails, live animals indoor and outdoors, and a treehouse.

Barn Owl

The riding was created by John and Margaret Chambliss, and incorporated in 1956 to a vision laid out in the 1940s. It is dedicated to the study and conservation of native plant life.

The riding contains over 1,000 species of flora, with over 150 tree species. It includes a driving loop (3 miles) through woodland gardens, wildflower meadows, ponds, and along the banks of Lookout Creek, as well as some 12 miles (19 km) of walking trails and paths.

History[edit]

In 2011, the formerly separate Reflection Riding Arboretum and the Chattanooga Nature Center combined boards and management. The new organization was originally called the Chattanooga Arboretum and Nature Center.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Family fumes over Reflection Riding/Nature Center change". Times Free Press. November 30, 2011. Retrieved 7 February 2016. 

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Coordinates: 35°02′44″N 85°16′02″W / 35.04556°N 85.26722°W / 35.04556; -85.26722