About The Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee
Activities of the Perennial Plant Society Include
Monthly Program Meetings
Meetings are open to the public and are held the 3rd Tuesday of every month except for December. Click Here for the full PPSMT calendar. All plant society meetings are held in the Botanic Hall at the Cheekwood Botanical Gardens in Nashville, TN. Meetings are FREE and OPEN to The Public. Note: Tell the person at the gate you are attending the Perennial Plant Society Meeting and are open to the public.
Click Here For the PPS Meeting Calendar
Scholarships - The Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee's provides scholarships for horticultural students on an annual basis. Each recipient will receive up to $2,000 per year (two semesters) of successful college work. Click Here to learn more about our scholarship program.
Garden Tours - Garden tours are held during select months of the year for members of the society only. Click Here to learn how to become a member.
Annual Plant Sale - Every year the Perennial Plant Society has a plant sale in the month of April. This is one of the biggest plant sales in the state of Tennessee and not to be missed. Our annual plant sale typically offers over 450 different varieties—the largest collection in Tennessee. Admission is FREE. Click Here for Information on the 2020 plant sale.
Society Program Meeting Schedule
A New Permanent Location for PPS Meetings. Beginning with the January 2020 meeting, PPS monthly meetings will be held at the Belle Meade United Methodist Church at 121 Davidson Road in Nashville. The church is located on the corner of Post and Davidson Roads.
The meeting will take place in the Fellowship Hall, which is at the south side of the property. Please park and enter through the doors there, as the main church office will be closed. There is ample parking and handicap access on the far side of the building.
All other meeting details are the same.
Most Meetings are FREE and OPEN to The Public.
PPS Meeting Calendar: Click Here
Refreshments: 6:30 pm
Meeting Starts: 7:00 pm
Inclement Weather: If Metro-Davidson County Public Schools are closed due to Inclement weather, then, PPS will not have a Program Meeting on that date.
2020 PPS Meeting Schedule
Beginning with the January 2020 meeting, PPS monthly meetings will be held at the Belle Meade United Methodist Church at 121 Davidson Road in Nashville. The church is located on the corner of Post and Davidson Roads. The meeting will take place in the Fellowship Hall, which is at the south side of the property. Please park and enter through the doors there, as the main church office will be closed. There is ample parking and handicap access on the far side of the building. Any questions, please contact Mariwyn Evans at 312-259-6350.
January Plant Society Meeting
Tuesday Jan 21, 2020
Refreshments: 6:30 pm
Meeting Starts: 7:00 pm
Please Note: PPS Society meetings are now held at the Belle Meade United Methodist Church
Speaker: Cathy Green, Owner and Operator of Grassland Aquatics Inc. of Franklin.
Cathy Green began her career horticultural industry in 1983 as an arborist and started a landscaping company specializing in organic fertilization, biological and botanical disease and pest control. In 1991 Cathy became owner and oversaw the operation of Green & Hagstrom Inc., an aquatic plant wholesale grower and later a manager of three retail locations for sales of aquatic plants, imported and domestic koi and goldfish and a distributor of water garden supplies including their own line of water garden products, Highland Rim. Green & Hagstrom operations were closed July 1, 2010.
Cathy and her husband Jack exhibited widely at water gardening shows and koi shows. They have won the " Reflections Award " on two occasions for their water garden design at the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show. Cathy has been featured on television in a Tennessee Crossroads presentation, on the Volunteer Gardener, and on the radio shows "Pond Talk" and “Tennessee Gardener”. She has authored articles in various water gardening, and horticulture magazines. Cathy previously held the position of president of the Horticultural Association of Tennessee and she was a board member of the International Waterlily and Water Garden Society.
Presently Cathy is the owner and operator of Grassland Aquatics Inc of Franklin TN 2011 Providing aquatic plants imported and domestic koi, goldfish, water garden, and fountain supplies. She offers lectures on water gardening to garden clubs, master gardeners, Nursery Associations, and the Nashville Lawn and Garden Show.