GNPS Statement on Cultivars of Native Plants

The GNPS Board of Directors has created the following statement on using cultivars of native plants.

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The Kendeda Living Building and Landscape

Native plants create a living landscape. At Georgia Institute of Technology there is a living landscape that surrounds a living building. The Kendeda Building is run by solar panels, filtrates rain water harvested from the roof, and has a ceiling made from reclaimed... read more

McFarlane Nature Park

To list all of the native plants at McFarlane Park in Marietta would take pages! There are about 15 different planting areas in the 11.5 acres. These include a meadow, bog, woods, fern swale, sun border, hillside, and more. There are many devoted GNPS volunteers who... read more

Native Plant Habitat in Virginia Highlands

Leslie Edwards has created a native plant habitat that supports many birds and insects. In the front yard you will find Virginia sweetspire (Itea virginica), Hercules club (Zanthoxylum clava-herculis), fringe tree (Chionanthus virginicus), and native spring... read more

Berkeley Lake Garden

Berkeley Lake is home to Susan Hanson, who has taken nearly an acre and transformed it into a native plant botanical garden. With a backbone of mature trees, she has added an amazing amount of understory plantings. Some of the plants are native azaleas (Rhododendron),... read more

Cabin in Ellijay

Imagine a cabin on 1.5 acres near Ellijay covered in hardwood trees and wildflowers. The highlight is a grove of Pawpaws with spring ephemerals including Trillium and Trout Lily on the hillside. This dreamlike setting is owned by Camille Caldwell and has been... read more

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