The Georgia Perennial Plant Association welcomes plant lovers of all kinds, because no garden is complete with perennials only.  We want to share that love along with knowledge, expertise and helpful information regarding buying, planting, caring for and sharing plants. We hope you will consider becoming a member.

Benefits of membership include invitations to our lectures at no charge, mini-talks, Q&A's with the experts, workshops, and local garden tours and visits. 
 Members also receive regular newsletters mixing updates on our activities with educational material about perennials and gardening.  


The Members' Only Content section gives members exclusive access to our lectures, newsletter and article collection, our expansive Plant Nursery Guide to Atlanta and Beyond, a list of Open Gardens that members can arrange to visit anytime, and other helpful gardening materials. 


Our low membership prices are a great value. Memberships for 2024 are $35 Individual, $50 Dual, $65 Business and $100 Sponsor. Memberships run from January 1 to December 31 of each year with renewals beginning in the fall prior to the new year. New members who sign up in the fall have memberships from the date of joinder to December of the following year.



Our Fall 2023 & Upcoming 2024 Speaker Series

Inspirational garden speakers that members can watch live, live-streamed and/or recorded including:


 πŸŒ± Scott Beuerlein, garden writer, garden humorist, and horticulturist at the Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden - September

 πŸŒ± Tara Dillard, Georgia Landscape Designer, Author, Blogger

🌱 Five 2024 Speakers - January (Zoom only), February, March, September & October 2024 (Speakers To Be Announced)


Our regular meetings are held on the 3d Monday of the month at the Dunwoody Nature Center.  Find directions and info about where to eat nearby here: Dunwoody Nature Center. (Note the restaurants change days and hours; we do not keep up all the time, so check before going).  Check our Calendar of Events and Upcoming Events on the bottom of this page for more info about specific events.



Organized garden trips beyond Atlanta 


 πŸŒ± April - UGA Trial Garden Sale, UGA Hort Clubs Sale and Athens Nurseries

 πŸŒ±April - Piedmont Gardeners Tour of Athens Georgia Gardens

🌱 Possible other local garden tours


Local garden visits and garden-based socials



🌱 Garden Party at Member Michell Thurmond's Home, Sat. September 30, 2023 

🌱 Spring Midtown Plant Swap at Kathleen Dumitrescu's Home (April 2024)

🌱 Midtown Garden Stroll (April 2024)

🌱 A Spring Garden Event in Grant Park (date to be announced)

🌱 A Fall Garden Event (to be announced)

Plenty of informal "Shop and Sip" nursery visits, where -- on short notice -- we visit local nurseries and then visit a local watering hole for a nosh and drinks. It's a great way to really get to know fellow gardeners.


Be sure to regularly check our calendar or Upcoming Events columns below for news on these and more events to come.  







Not ready to join, but like to help?  Please consider donating:



Recent content with quick links in blue:


Gardening Articles - A Hummingbird Slot Garden; Aster Yellows Disease and Coneflower Rosette Mite Disease; Hydrangea Pollinator Madness; A Deep Dive Into Pollinators

2024 Perennial Plant of the Year - Phlox paniculata 'Jeana'

Perennial Profiles  - Verbena bonariensis

Pics from Our Weekend to visit Jenks, Augusta and Aiken

Plants for Dry Shade

Clay Busting Plants and Techniques

Pics from the 2023 Barbara Allen Symposium and Silent Auction





Mon. October 16 at 7 p - Tara Dillard, "Gardening for 80"

Join us for a talk by Georgia landscape designer Tara Dillard, "Gardening for 80."  This talk focusses on designing and planting a garden that we can manage as we age, whether it is approaching 80 or beyond. We think the concepts will work as well for busy working people too! Tara will discuss overall design, pollinator habitats, potagers and maintenance. 

Follow the link to learn more about Tara and her talk.

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A Garden Party at Michell Thurmond's - Saturday, Sept. 30 at 5 pm


Join Georgia Perennial members doing what we love best -- hanging out in other people's gardens.

Michell Thurmond invites you to her Lake Claire bungalow where she has been busy renovating her garden extensively following last winter's sudden plunge from the sixties into days of deep freeze. Now she is ready to share it with fellow Georgia Perennial members. There will be tasty beverages and snacks on offer! Plus, The Kai Garden/Eric Mack will be on hand with hard to find perennials and precious shrubs for sale.  


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