Officially dedicated Oct. 19, 2013, the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge blooms on the historic 1925 Rocky Broad River bridge in Lake Lure, NC. When the bridge was closed to traffic in 2011, the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge came together to create gardens on the 155 feet of the bridge and along a pathway at both ends of the three-arch span itself. With an emphasis on native plants, the Friends mission is to create a “Gateway to Somewhere Beautiful” for the enjoyment of the public.
The Bridge and Gardens are always open, and there’s no admission charge to visit.
The vast majority of our gardens are wheelchair accessible.
Big News! The Lake Lure Flowering Bridge has now joined the Appalachian Mural Trail. We’re designated a “living 3D mural.” Click here for more info.
Here’s something new. Click on “Map” at the top of this page to access lists of the plants and flowers in all the gardens at the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge.
Ever wonder where the idea for the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge originated? Click here to see a TEDx talk that explains it all.
The Tar Heel Traveler has discovered the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge. Click here to see WRAL-TV’s story about our gardens.
From the bridge, visitors can look upstream to view the famous Chimney Rock, now part of Chimney Rock State Park. Downstream the river flows into Lake Lure, surrounded by the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains
We need your help. You can become a member of the Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge with your donation. We are also looking for volunteers.
Friends of the Lake Lure Flowering Bridge is a volunteer 501 (c) 3 non-profit organization. Donations to help preserve and maintain the bridge and gardens are appreciated – and tax-deductible.
Friends of the Bridge, P. O. Box 125, Lake Lure, NC 28746