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Nichols Nursery Hosts Mr. Maple Festival May 27

Nichols Nursery, a family-owned Japanese Maple Nursery in East Flat Rock, will host its fifth annual Mr. Maple Festival on Monday, May 27, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The event will showcase rare and unusual trees and feature arboretum and garden tours as well as a gardening lecture on “Area 51,” where the nursery’s top-secret species are grown. Hundreds of maples, including rare cultivars, will be...

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