Outdoor Spaces

Go on a Hike for Inspiration for Your Home Gardens

Take a stroll through the flowering trails of the Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area in Branson for a bit of springtime inspo for your own backyard.

By Briley Rakow

Mar 2020

Lakeside Forest Wilderness
Photo by Heather KaneTake in some of the beauty of Branson by walking through the Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area.

Filled with rich history and beautiful scenery, the Lakeside Forest Wilderness Area is the perfect place to enjoy a nice day. Tucked in behind busy highway 76, you'll find the wooded area’s main trails dotted with fresh blooms and vernal vegetation. Take the Ridge Trail for a peek at Eastern redbuds and Missouri’s state tree, the flowering dogwood, or jaunt down Bluff Trail for beautiful garden views. Feeling inspired to add a little natural beauty to your own backyard? Take home a few blossoming beauties of your own by visiting these local nurseries: Carson’s Nursery, Wheeler Gardens, Wickman’s Garden Village or Willow Green Gardens.

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Check out these perfect spring hikes and utilize the beauty of the Ozarks region to gain even more inspiration and insight for your home gardens.

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