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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.


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 of interest.  


Note:  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.


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.  If there is other content you wish to see, please let us know.  Comments


In the near future, we hope to offer plant sales and plant swaps.   If you are interested in participating in any of these things, let us know. Volunteer Now  


We wish to remain a vital gardening association so we want to know the events and content you want going forward. Offer your suggestions or help: Comments


Meanwhile, we could use your financial support. We've been without our major fundraiser, the silent auction at the Inspired Gardener Symposium, since the pandemic began.  We hope that even if you have suggestions, you will join or renew now.  Not ready to join, but like to help?  Please consider donating.


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A Garden Party in September

Dr. Patrick McMillan, Speaker in October

Jenks Farmer, Speaker in November


New Membership Forms Are Now Available.

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You can now give the Gift of Membership to the Plant Lover in Your Life.


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New Content 9/28 (click on to see)


Pictures from A Garden Party in Midtown


2023 Perennial Plant of the Year


The Making of McFarlane Meadow - Part 9


Strobilanthes hamiltoniana - Chinese Rain Bells


Article on Eric Mack and The Kai Garden - Profile of a New Atlanta Perennial Nursery










Speaker - Dr. Patrick McMillan, Juniper Level Botanic Garden, "Underutilized Native Plants and their Role in Creating a Healthy

Dr. Patrick McMillan, Juniper Level Botanic Garden, “Underutilized Native Plants and Their Role in Creating a Healthy Garden Ecosystem.”

Where: Dunwoody Nature Center, North Woods Pavilion,  5343 Roberts Drive, Dunwoody GA 30338

When:  7:30 - 9 pm; Social time begins at 7 pm 



October finds many of us slogging back into our garden to slap at mosquitoes as we rip out the tired remnants of our May and June plant buying sprees.  GPPA offers the perfect insect-free alternative activity: to hear one of the most engaging horticultural speakers around who is guaranteed to teach you something you didn't know.  On October 17, 2022, Dr. Patrick McMillan, the Director of the Juniper Level Botanic Garden will join us to speak on “Underutilized Native Plants and Their Role in Creating a Healthy Garden Ecosystem.” 

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