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Tennessee Native Plant Society
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While many members have a strong interest in taxonomy, others practice wildflower gardening to various degrees and may even study methods of propagation. Many members have a strong interest in ecology and conservation, and some pair their photographic skills with their fascination with wildflowers. Whatever your interest in native plants, we invite you to join us in the enjoyment of our botanical treasures.

Membership includes access to a variety of field trips throughout Tennessee during the growing season, a print or electronic version of our newsletter, monthly seminars, and the camaraderie of like-minded native plant enthusiasts.

TNPS holds annual membership meetings / conferences near sites of botanical significance, giving members additional opportunities to meet fellow members and discuss their interests. The two-day annual meetings include programs about local native plants, as well as local field trips led by expert field botanists. This is an opportunity to delve deeper into the specifics of a Tennessee habitat and the native plants found there.

The Tennessee Native Plant Society Inc. is a 501(c)(3) non-profit. Our income is derived from memberships, donations, interest, book sales and royalties from our books. We expend these funds to support the creation and publication of additional educational materials (both print and online) that focus on the identification of native plants and conservation of native plant habitats.

Projects and Activities

Among the projects and activities of TNPS are:

  • publication of the book Wildflowers of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley, and the Southern Appalachians;
  • support for the companion work, a technical manual of the flora of Tennessee, Guide to the Vascular Plants of Tennessee;
  • assistance and support for the online Tennessee and Kentucky Plant Atlas;
  • monthly Native Plant Seminars via zoom;
  • funding of scholarships for college students at native plant conferences;
  • assistance with plant inventories at state parks;
  • support, guidance and grants for planting native plant gardens at homes and schools.
TNPS publishes a quarterly newsletter and sponsors weekend field trips throughout the growing season, providing an opportunity for members and the general public to learn more about the flora of Tennessee.
TNPS is a member of Tennessee Conservation Voters, an organization that supports environmentally sound state legislation.

New Members

We are always interested in welcoming new members! Dues currently are:

Student — Free for up to 4 years
Individual/Family — $20 annually
Institution/Company — $50 annually
Life — $250 one time

Student membership is complimentary and good for up to four years without renewal. An email address (preferably school-linked) is required for newsletter delivery, plus your expected year of graduation.

Individual/Family Membership includes an individual or husband & wife (or partner), and may be renewed manually or by selecting “auto renew”.

Life Membership covers an individual or husband & wife (or partner). No renewal is needed.

Organization/Company Membership  typically covers a non-profit or educational group, but may be a company. It may be renewed manually or by selecting “auto renew”.


Renewing Members

In the past all membership dues were due on January 1, including those who joined between January 1 and June 30. If you joined  after July 1, you received up to a half-year membership free, and would renew the following January 1. That is changing.

With our member management program membership lasts for one year from the date you renew or your old expiration date, whichever is later.

To view or renew your membership please Login to the membership portal (top right of all our webpages) to change your name, address, email address, email choices, newsletter delivery preference and more.

Click a button below to proceed to the payment form where you may choose to pay now by using a credit card or to defer payment by completing the form then sending a check.