The Georgia Native Plant Society is dedicated to the conservation of Georgia’s native plants and their habitats. This is carried out through countless hours and immense energy and dedication of GNPS volunteers. Our conservation projects include the work of more than 400 plant rescuers every year, propagators of native plants at Stone Mountain and members who are actively restoring sites across Georgia.

Workday group removing invasive plants

Workday group removing invasive plants

Year-End Summary 2021

The year 2021 was the second year of our transformation to a state-level board with support of increased local chapters. We started the year with three chapters and finished it with eight, an incredible spurt of growth fueled by passionate local members and the...

History of the Plant of the Year (POY) T-Shirt

The GNPS plant of the year program started in 2000 but the plant of the year t-shirt program did not begin until 2003 when Foamflower (Tiarella cordifolia) was the first plant to be featured. Over the years, the designs of the shirts have changed in several ways. Most...

Four New Chapters Granted Provisional Status

As of October 12, 2021, four of our forming chapters have been granted Provisional Status while they await IRS approval of their 1023-EZ form. The GNPS Board of Directors is proud to welcome these four chapters: North Metro Atlanta, Intown Atlanta, Fringed Campion,...

Year-End Summary 2020

After adopting new bylaws in November 2019 to restructure GNPS into a more effective organization (summary of changes here), we were excited to embark on a statewide expansion of chapters under guidance and policy set by the new state-level board of directors and...


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