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 (past)

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

 🌱  Mini-Symposium and Silent Auction Speakers - video coming soon

 🌱 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)



Organized garden trips beyond Atlanta  


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

🌱 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 2 slots remain available as of May 23.  Hop aboard and join the fun.


Local garden visits and garden-based socials


🌱 Saturday, May 13 Midtown Plant Swap at Kathleen Dumitrescu's Home

🌱 Garden Party at Member Michell Thurmond's Home in Fall


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.


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


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! 


Thanks to all for coming to our Barbara Allen Mini-Symposium and Silent Auction.  Engaging speakers and great information plus wonderful plants, gift certificates and garden related items flew out the door!



New content / links:


Plants for Dry Shade

Clay Busting Plants and Techniques

Pics from the 2023 Barbara Allen Symposium and Silent Auction

Pics from our visit to The Piedmont Gardeners Tour in Athens from April 15, 2023

The Making of a Meadow Part 10 

Plant Lists for Mini-Symposium Speakers:  Dan Benarcik, Dr. Allan Armitage

Pics from our Plant Fool's Day Shopping Expedition on 4/1/2023

The Return of the Bloom Calendar

Perennial Profiles on Spigelia marilandica 'Little Redhead' and Clematis 'Jeanne's Pink' 








Jenks Farmer's Funky Little Flower Farm Trip

Get ready for a road trip on June 3, 2023!  



Jenks Farmer's Funky Little Flower Farm and Augusta Gardens

Just 2 slots of 25 remain - so read on and sign up soon!

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