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 2023 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 2023 Plans

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

 🌱 Lisa Roper, horticulturist at Chanticleer Gardens - January 

 🌱 Jay Sifford, garden designer, featured regularly in Fine Gardening - March

 🌱 Scott Beuerlein, garden writer, garden humorist, and horticulturist at The Cincinnati Zoo and Botanical Garden - September

 🌱 October Speaker, TBA


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)



A Mini-Symposium and Silent Auction on Saturday, April 22, 1-5 pm featuring Dan Benarcik (Chanticleer Gardens) and Dr. Allan Armitage (UGA Prof. Emeritus) - SAINT DUNSTAN'S EPISCOPAL CHURCH



🌱 Details here: Mini-Symposium & Silent Auction

🌱 Register via website (credit card only): Register Online Now 

or Register by Mail

or Register via Givebutter via credit card, Venmo, Apple or Google Pay (coming soon)


Organized garden trips beyond Atlanta  

🌱 Jenks Farmer Nursery and Garden plus more - June 3, 2023 (limited to 25) - online registration starts Sunday, March 19 at 8:00 am for current Members.  Info and Registration link here: Jenks Farmer Trip or via Calendar on lower left of home page. 


Only 4 slots remain available as of March 26, so don't delay!


🌱 Athens gardens - April 15, 2023 - The Piedmont Gardeners Annual Athens Garden Tours


Local garden visits and garden-based socials


Mini-talks on specific gardening subjects

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 column below for news on these and more events to come.  

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

Renewals for 2023 Are Past Due. 

Only Current Members Receive Zoom Invites. Join/Renew Now! 



New content:

Jay Sifford's "Stroll Garden" Plant List

The Return of the Bloom Calendar

 Perennial Profiles on Triteleia species and Camassia leichtlinii 







Plant Fool's Day - April 1, 2023

Plant Fool's Day - A Shop & Sip Extravaganza

Join us for a loosey goosey Shop and Sip starting bright and early at the UGA Trial Garden sale on Plant Fool’s Day.  Sure, it’s mostly annuals. We’ve ‘splained it before right in our “About Us” page: Perennials alone do not a garden make. 

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Mini-Symposium & Silent Auction - April 22 - Register Now!

The Barbara Allen Mini-Symposium

and Silent Auction

When: Saturday, April 22, 2023, 1 pm to 5 pm

Where:  St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, 4393 Garmon Rd NW, Atlanta, GA 30327

Georgia Perennial presents two of the best garden speakers around, Dan Benarcik, Chanticleer Garden and Dr. Allan Armitage. UGA Professor, Emeritus, to address garden design and garden practicalities. Sandwiched between our speakers, we wil

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