Georgia Native Plant Society
Events of Interest

INDEX *
GNPS Meetings and Events Georgia Botanical Society  
GNPS Propagation & Restoration Projects Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage & National Park Experience  

Please visit the Other Organizations Listing to get contact information for organizations which do not have activities currently listed.

*NOTICE: The GNPS is not responsible for and has no control over the subject matter, content, information, or graphics of any outside web sites that have links here. Please contact us with any comments, concerns, or questions. This list has been compiled to make it easier for GNPS members to find events that might interest them. The listing of these events does not imply any kind of endorsement, by the GNPS, of these organizations.

GNPS Meetings and Events

GNPS meetings are held on alternate months beginning in January, and are open to the public. They are held on the Second Tuesday evening at Day Hall at the Atlanta Botanical Garden, at 1345 Piedmont Avenue, NE, Atlanta, GA. Normal schedule: Social Hour at 6:45, Speaker at 7:30 PM. When you attend a meeting, you can request a $3 voucher off parking when you carpool - so bring a friend! If you'd like to get into a carpool, contact Susan Hanson for assistance. Be sure to include your address and your phone number (preferably cell).

To learn more about GNPS Chapter meetings and events, visit:


Annual Spring Plant Sale - Saturday, April 18. Our annual spring plant sale will again be held at McFarlane Nature Park in Marietta, GA from 10 am to 2 pm. Download our flyer at the following link: http://gnps.org/shortterm/Plant_Sale_Announcement.php


WGA Chapter Meeting - Tuesday, April 21. Native Azaleas - 6 PM Azalea walk, talk at 7 PM. Special Guest Speaker Ernest Koone, owner of Lazy K Nursery and Garden Delights Garden Center, in Pine Mountain, Georgia is a second generation azalea grower who has been selecting and cultivating deciduous azaleas for many years. He has supplied native azaleas to many public gardens and arboreta throughout the U.S.

Native Azaleas will be available for purchase.

Carroll County Ag Center 900 Newnan Road Carrollton Georgia

Our meetings are free and open to everyone.



GNPS Propagation & Restoration Projects

Items under this heading will generally be work days for propagation and restoration projects that GNPS is participating in. Please use the contact information in the item to learn more about the activity.

Stone Mountain Propagation Project workday 9AM-11AM - Friday, April 3. NOTE: we will start our warm season work hours this month, 9-11AM. These will hold thru September.

Start preparing plants for the spring sale, up-potting and site maintenance.

To have the gate fee waived you must mention code SG05 to the gate attendant. For more information, please email Karen McCaustland.

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Stone Mountain Propagation Project workday 9AM-11AM - Saturday, April 11. All activities will be centered around preparations for the plant sale next week at McFarlane Park.

To have the gate fee waived you must mention code SG05 to the gate attendant. For more information, please email Karen McCaustland.

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Stone Mountain Propagation Project workday 9AM-11AM - Thursday, April 16. Transport plants to McFarlane Park, we will need volunteers to help load and un-load plants. Also, please consider volunteering to help set-up for the sale Fri April 17, the sale Sat April 18 or all three.



To have the gate fee waived you must mention code SG05 to the gate attendant. For more information, please email Karen McCaustland.

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Stone Mountain Propagation Project workday--canceled - Saturday, April 18. We will be at McFarlane Park helping with the plant sale.

To have the gate fee waived you must mention code SG05 to the gate attendant. For more information, please email Karen McCaustland.

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Stone Mountain Propagation Project workday 9AM-11AM - Saturday, April 25. Tend the stock nursery, water, site maintenance.

To have the gate fee waived you must mention code SG05 to the gate attendant. For more information, please email Karen McCaustland.

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Georgia Botanical Society

Our primary membership activity is sponsoring field trips to interesting natural areas in Georgia. Membership is open to all, with a basic membership fee of $25 per calendar year. Join us in exploring areas from the mountains to the coast to find fascinating varieties of plants and learn from knowledgeable botanists who lead us. Most of us are not professional botanists, but enjoy learning about our native flowers, shrubs, trees, grasses, mosses, lichens and fungi.

Visitors are welcome to participate in the Society's field trips and are encouraged to follow up their interest by joining the organization. Visit the website www.gabotsoc.org for information on upcoming field trips.

Trips usually meet at 10:00 a.m. on Saturdays with directions to the meeting site published in the BotSoc News and on the Bot Soc website. Simply show up at the site to join the trip. If overnight accommodations are needed, you are expected to arrange them on your own, but we often list suitable local places.

Before heading out to a BotSoc trip, it is a good idea to see if anything has changed by contacting the trip leader listed for the trip on the website. Remember that all trips are tentative. We rarely cancel a trip, but they do change occasionally. Directions for a field trip are in the latest issue of the BotSoc News and on our website. Members can also register with Anita Reaves at rich.reaves@att.net for email reminders of upcoming field trips.

Please be aware that these are outdoor field trips, and there is some risk involved. An indication of the physical nature of the trip is included in BotSoc News so that you may determine if the trip is appropriate for your abilities. All participants in BotSoc field trips are expected to sign a liability waiver as a condition of attending. It is our policy to visit private property only with permission of the owner.

46th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage - Friday, May 8 - Sunday, May 10. This year's Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage will be held in Dahlonega, GA. Plan now to join us, more information will be posted on our website soon.



Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage & National Park Experience

Since 1950, the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage has been an annual event in Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Programs consist of a variety of wildflower, fauna, and natural history walks, motorcades, photographic tours, art classes, and indoor seminars. Most programs are outdoors in Great Smoky Mountains National Park, while indoor offerings are held in various venues throughout Gatlinburg, TN.

The website, www.springwildflowerpilgrimage.org, will have the latest information on Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage events.

64th Annual Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage - Tuesday, April 21 - Saturday, April 25. Registration begins in January for the 64th annual event. Click on the link above for registration.




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