The Flowering Bridge: Connecting the Village to the Lake


From Asphalt to Azalas:
Local Volunteers Create a Flowering Bridge Connecting Chimney Rock Village to Lake Lure

Less than a minute from our village, an abundance of flowers and shrubs cover a converted highway bridge. This this once busy thoroughfare carried traffic in and out of the area for over 75 years. Today, the bridge is part garden, part whimsical pedestrian path.

It joins the Town of Lake Lure and Chimney Rock Village together in a multisensory, mini-journey through 15 eye-popping, nose-tingling stops.

More than 700 plant varieties flourish in raised beds made all the more  fascinating by the interplay of local art along the way.  

See how a handful of faithful visionaries - all of them volunteers - transformed this everyday overpass into a stunning mix of art, nature and serenity.