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Pinus palustris, photo by Elizabeth McCarthy,
University of Georgia,


The award-winning symposium, co-sponsored by Garden Club of Georgia, Inc. and UGA, College of Agricultural & Environmental Sciences is scheduled for Wednesday March 18, 2020 at the Georgia Museum of Agriculture, Tifton, Georgia.

Please come and celebrate 20 years of learning and loving native plants! Camellia District proudly hosts the celebration.

Join other plant enthusiasts and hear from regional experts on the importance of biodiversity in the landscape, the services that plants provide for each of us, and simple things that you can do to protect the environment.

A beautiful art exhibit (and opportunity to purchase!) by Linda Fraser will fill the lobby of GMA. Come early and shop the native plant sale, many hard to find and favorite natives available.

Doors open at 9:00 a.m., with the first speaker at 9:50. Look forward to three excellent speakers involved in research and conservation across the southeastern United States. Conclude the day with a walk through the Coastal Plain Research Arboretum. Please browse the website for more information and registration. Email for more information.

Please encourage Garden Club members, your friends, community leaders, teachers, those involved with city planning, landscape maintenance professionals, and anyone who is interested in learning more, and becoming a better steward of the natural beauty of this world to attend this symposium!! I’m sure we will all learn something valuable.

At South Georgia Native Plant & Wildflower Symposium, March 18, Tifton There will be time for exchange of information . . . Please take the time to cultivate productive relationships!

For information about the new Certificate in Native Plants click here.


Take a look around your community. Is there a place where native plants make up most of the landscape? A landscape designed to showcase native plant species. Please tell us about it! The Native Landscape Award is presented to a business or organization that has been intentional about creating and maintaining a beautiful landscape of native, or nearly all native, plants.

Or, if you know of a landscape designer or landscape company committed to including native plants, in the proper place, we would like to hear about them.

  • So take a look around, and find someone “doing natives right!”
  • Go to the awards nomination page and share that information with us.
Thank you!

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