Plant of the Year 2021: Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus)

The Georgia Native Plant Society is pleased to announce that our members have selected fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) as Plant of the Year for 2021.

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Plant of the Year voting is now open!

POY 2021 voting will take place from November 1st – 30th at midnight.  Go to for details. The nominees are: Fringetree (Chionanthus virginicus) Jewelweed (Impatiens capensis) Little bluestem (Schizachyrium scoparium)... read more

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

Report of Mary Scott Nature Park Workday April 4, 2020

Report of Mary Scott Nature Park workday April 4, 2020 Because DeKalb County CEO Thurmond had decreed a shelter-in-place order to flatten the curve of SARS-CoV-2 infections, the regularly scheduled park workday was cancelled. Since county parks were open for exercise,... read more

Virtual event news from our partner, Atlanta Audubon

ATLANTA AUDUBON HOSTING A VARIETY OF VIRTUAL EVENTS (Atlanta, Ga,) June 4, 2020 – Atlanta Audubon is hosting a variety of virtual events on birds and bird-related topics during this time of social distancing. Atlanta Audubon has seen a huge uptick in interest in bird... read more

Spring Plant Sale Cancelled

We are very sorry to announce that we will not be holding our spring plant sale this year. After much consideration of rescheduling to a later date or hosting an online sale, we have decided that the first is unlikely given the predictions of when it will be safe to... read more

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