Georgia Native Plant Society Annual Symposium
Each year, the Georgia Native Plant Society holds a symposium to provide members and non-members with up-to-date information on native plants, their habitat and their conservation. Normally a one-day meeting, the symposium brings together a group of native plant experts who give individual presentations. Vendors sell native plants, books and other items, as well. In 2021, due to pandemic conditions, a two-day virtual format was adopted, and this will be continued in 2022.
This is your opportunity to:
- Listen and learn from distinguished speakers
- Take advantage of planting advice from skilled botanists and Master Gardeners
- Purchase native plants from nurseries all over Georgia
- Meet with wildlife and environmental organizations
- Learn about our Native Plant Habitat Certification program
- Check out crafts and gifts from local artists
- Purchase the Plant of the Year t-shirt
- Buy signed books authored by our speakers and distinguished members
- Get to know other chapters and their members
The first symposium was held on April 10, 1995. Sally and Andy Wasowski, authors of Gardening with Native Plants of the South, waived their normal speaker’s fee, as did Kathy Henderson and George Sanko, in order to promote the first symposium at DeKalb College. More recently, the symposia have been held at Middle Georgia State University.
(The first symposium was held in 1995.)
We are building an incredible line up of distinguished speakers to present at our annual Symposium event on March 2, 2019. The 24th GNPS Symposium will celebrate our Georgia native plants and their habitats. It will educate on design, stewardship and care across the...
A full day of learning and a full house for sure with lots of energy all around. Thanks to everyone who attended as well as those who hosted information booths and gave their time to educate us all. The 23rd GNPS Symposium launched with the help of many volunteers. ...