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WINTERGREEN, Va. (March 2, 2012)The Wintergreen Nature Foundation, located at Wintergreen Resort in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains, will host its annual Spring Wildflower Symposium May 18-20.  The Resort will extend a 20 percent discount off room rates for the weekend with prices starting at $116 per room per night, based on double occupancy, plus taxes.  The two-day Wildflower Symposium fee is $120 per person and covers all scheduled activities Friday-Sunday).  Tickets purchased with the Nature Foundation before April 29 are discounted by $5. 

The Nature Foundation’s Wildflower Symposium will feature 15 different authorities covering a wide range of topics to further an understanding and appreciation of the Blue Ridge Mountain’s natural heritage.  Experts in topics ranging from botany, bird watching, conservation and geology to natural history, plant propagation and wildlife ecology will be on hand throughout the three-day event.  The program includes awe-inspiring nature hikes that traverse Wintergreen Mountain and networking opportunities with fellow wildflower enthusiasts.    

Wintergreen Resort, encompassing 11,000 acres atop the Blue Ridge Mountains, is nestled amid Eastern Appalachian forests. By virtue of the rugged coves, deep stream-carved gorges and precipitous rock faces and escarpments this area is a living example of some of America’s greatest remaining natural terrestrial ecosystems.  This region’s abundance of tree diversity, ancient wildflower gardens, relict fern beds and scenic vistas provide diverse and colorful backdrops.   

For additional information and reservations for the annual Wildflower Symposium contact The Wintergreen Nature Foundation at (434) 325-8169 or visit   For accommodations during the Wildflower Symposium weekend of May 18-20, contact Wintergreen Resort reservations (434) 325-2200 or access and make sure to reference the Wildflower Symposium. 

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About Wintergreen Resort: Wintergreen Resort is an 11,000-acre, four-season resort located in the Blue Ridge Mountains southwest of Charlottesville, Va. This beautiful hideaway is the ultimate vacation and conference spot, nearly 300 condominium-style accommodations; 45 holes of championship golf; snow skiing, snowboarding and snow tubing; an award-winning tennis program; a full-service, destination spa; 40,000 square feet of meeting and event space; and savory dining options. The resort is located adjacent to the Blue Ridge Parkway in beautiful central Virginia near Charlottesville, just 90 minutes from Richmond, Va., three hours from Washington, D.C. and Raleigh, N.C., five and a half hours from Philadelphia, and eight hours from Atlanta. For more information, guests can call (434) 325-2200 or visit the resort’s web site at 

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Betsy Dunkerton
Wintergreen Resort
(434) 325-8148

Karen Moraghan
Hunter Public Relations – East
(908) 876-5100