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Seminar: Margie Hunter, Beyond Aesthetics: Garden As If Life Depends On It

Wise gardening choices in residential and commercial landscapes help ensure the health and survival of local wildlife as well as ourselves.  Recent research and in-depth observations demonstrate the value of native plants as the backbone for urban and suburban green space to attract and support the diversity of life needed for a truly functional (and […]

Seminar: Dennis Bishop, Designing in Nature: Transforming Lawns to Native Plants

Speaker Dennis is a landscape designer and consultant in the Chattanooga, TN metro area. He specializes in native plants and is learning the art and science of letting nature happen on his own 2.5 acre parcel in Flintstone, GA. Going-Native Landscape was founded by Dennis Bishop in 2015 to assist clients in the Chattanooga region […]

Seminar: Allan Trently, Native Plant Highlights from West Tennessee – 2008 to Present

Speaker Allan Trently is the West Tennessee Stewardship Ecologist with the State Natural Areas Program of the Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation. He manages and promotes 17 state natural areas in west Tennessee. That entails creating and updating plant and animal inventories, controlling invasive exotic plants, conducting ecological management, constructing and repairing trails, repairing […]

Master Your Garden Expo

The Master Gardeners of Hamilton County will be hosting Master Your Garden Expo at the Camp Jordan Arena in East Ridge on April 15 (10-6) and April 16 (10-4). TNPS will have an information table with books for sale and membership materials available.

Plant Natives 2023!

Chattanooga, TN UTC University Center, Chattanooga, TN

Plant Natives 2023! Speaker & Schedule Preview: March 17 Seminar: Nature Journaling with Janisse Ray March 18 Symposium: Thomas Ranier, keynote speaker Dr. Kristen Wickert Adam Bigelow Leslie Edwards

Seminar: Todd Crabtree, Rare Plants and Plant Communities of Southeast Tennessee

Speaker Tennessee State Botanist and member of Tennessee Natural Heritage Program Todd Crabtree will be speaking about some of our very rare plants and their plant communities. Todd is also a long-time member of TNPS, and a former VP and member of our board. He also serves as a field trip leader for TNPS and […]

WildOnes Spring Plant Sale & Expo

First Horizon Pavilion 1826 Reggie White Blvd, Chattanooga, TN

Regional native plant nurseries, local and regional vendors and exhibitors, food trucks will all be present (including TNPS). The event is free and open to the public. TNPS will have a table to sell books and provide membership information.

Field Trip: Early Spring at Soak Ash Creek

Steiner Bell Lodge Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Pitman Center, TN

Description: We will take an early spring hike around the Soak Ash Creek area of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Pittman Center, TN. This 20-acre addition to the National Park was made possible in 2011 by the Friends of the Smokies and has been the site of extensive invasive removal throughout the last […]

Field Trip: Taylor Hollow Outing

Larkspur Conservation Bear Creek Road, Westmoreland, TN

Description: The Tennessee Native Plant Society will have an early spring hike in Taylor Hollow State Natural Area. After parking at Larkspur Conservation, we’ll walk to the trailhead of Taylor Hollow, then walk about 2 ½ miles. Trail etiquette and group dynamics will be emphasized. If we’ve had a warm spring and we’re lucky, we […]

Field Trip: Prairie Grove Glade

Prairie Grove Glade 2048 State Hwy 20 (Love's Travel Center), Tuscumbia, AL

Description:  Prairie Grove Glade is the largest remaining intact limestone cedar glade in north Alabama and is home to many rare plants, including two that are federally endangered. We should see the following on our trip:  lyreleaf bladderpod (Paysonia lyrata) - Federally endangered 3 counties in NW AL, Alabama gladecress (Leavenworthia alabamica) - endemic to […]