2021 Conference and Annual Meeting
The 2021 conference will be held April 9-11 in Red Boiling Springs with headquarters at the Donoho Hotel.
To reserve a room at the Donoho Hotel, please call them at 615-699-3141 and let them know that you are with TNPS.
The weekend begins with a Meet and Greet at the Donoho Hotel from 3 to 6 p.m., followed by dinner. At 7 pm Cooper Breeden will be speaking about the Tennessee Plant Conservation Alliance.
Saturday field trips include the Winding Staircase and Jackson County. Our after dinner speakers will be Mike Berkley and Terri Barnes of GROWILD Nursery on Landscaping with Native Plants. This presentation will be preceded by a brief annual meeting.
On Sunday participants may choose a morning or afternoon field trip to Taylor Hollow.
Conference Registration – Coming soon!
2020 Annual Meeting Online
The TNPS Annual Meeting usually occurs in conjunction with our annual conference, which was cancelled in 2020 due to COVID-19 issues. Instead, we held our annual meeting online Thursday, November 12, 2020 at 6:30 p.m. CST. (That’s 7:30 p.m. EST.)
We started with a business meeting that included election of officers. Then at 7:00 CST (8:00 EST) our featured speaker, Dr. Joey Shaw, introduced the new online Tennessee-Kentucky Plant Atlas. “The TN-KY Plant Atlas is a resource for anyone interested in the vascular plants of Tennessee and Kentucky. It has been developed as a comprehensive database for plant data useful to plant enthusiasts, hobbyists, professionals, conservation workers, decision makers, and students and teachers of all levels.”
2019 Conference Review
Our Saturday field trips took us along the shoreline of Reelfoot Lake to see lots of flowering wetland plants and more. Trips were expertly lead by Bart Jones and Alan Trentley. In the evening we heard from Dr. Tom Blanchard of UT-Martin (Reelfoot Lake Research Station) on the uniqueness of this natural lake, some of the problems facing the lake, and how those problems might be addressed.
Tennessee Native Plants
2019 Conference Photo Highlights
(Photos by David and Karen Hill)