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Seminar: Thirty of the Best Under-used Native Plants by John Manion

June 8 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am

TNPS Conference registration is required to attend this seminar!

John Manion, though born in Georgia, spent his youth growing up in rural upstate NY where he was one of five children raised by his father, a forester – and his mother, and avid gardener. He has lived in many places in the U.S. and abroad, and after working in several careers (the longest as an emergency/trauma nurse) he realized his true passion was for plants. After earning an undergraduate degree in plant science at State University of New York at Cobleskill, he was awarded a fellowship to earn a Master’s Degree in Public Garden Leadership at Cornell University. He has interned and worked at several botanical gardens and arboreta, including the Royal Botanical Garden in Edinburgh, Scotland. After working as Historic Gardens Curator at the Atlanta History Center, he became the Kaul Wildflower Garden Curator at Birmingham Botanical Gardens in Alabama, where he spent 11 years developing and refining a seven-acre collection of native plants – the most comprehensive in the state. Since early in 2022, John has been the Education/Outreach Coordinator at Overhill Gardens in Vonore, TN. John is passionate about sharing his love for, and knowledge about – our native flora and all its related topics; his position at Overhill allows him to engage in all of this.

This seminar is offered in-person only at the TNPS Conference in the Roan Mountain SP Conference Center. No recording will be made.


June 8
10:00 am - 11:00 am
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