top of page
The Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee


About Us
Nashville gardening clubs and gardening clubs in Nashville.  TN plant societies and plant societies in TN.  Gardening clubs in Nashville and Nashville gardening clubs.  Gardening clubs in TN. Plant sales in Nashville TN

The Perennial Plant Society of Middle TN is a nonprofit TN organization supporting horticulture education in TN, the use of perennial plants in the landscape and giving advice about effective gardening techniques. Our activities include:

Monthly public meetings with expert speakers, private garden tours, meeting plant swaps, a huge annual plant sale, and funding of horticultural scholarships to Tennessee students.


David Cook


Date: Tuesday, May 21, 2024

Time: 6:30- hospitality and plant swap, 7:00 -program

Location: The meeting will be at Ed Jones Auditorium at Ellington Agricultural Center.

Speaker: David Cook

Subject: Cicadas: Bothersome, Beneficial and Tasty(?)

Some people say the only good cicada is a dead cicada. But some organisms do benefit from the massive cicada invasion. Come to the May 21 PPS meeting and hear David Cook discuss the different types of cicadas, their unusual life cycles, the types of plant damage they cause, and some interesting cicada recipes. David will also talk about other insects, including recent invasive pests and others that are interesting in unusual ways


David Cook recently retired as the Davidson County Extension Agent from the University of Tennessee. He currently consults with homeowners and commercial clients concerning landscape issues involving insects, plant diseases, weeds, and environmental problems. While employed with the University of Tennessee, David provided educational programs for homeowners and commercial clients about horticulture and agriculture issues. He provided educational training on pesticide safety and training for pesticide applicators seeking commercial certification and licensing, and he taught training classes for Master Gardener programs in Davidson and surrounding counties. He is a frequent guest speaker for garden clubs, horticultural associations, conferences and commercial pesticide workshops.


Benefits of Membership

The Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee is for people who enjoy landscaping, gardening and growing flowers, especially perennials that come back every year.  The group and its invited speakers offer ideas, education and friendship to all. Members include amateurs and professionals, beginners and 'old hands,' and their gardens range from large estate landscapes to small plots beside the kitchen door.

  • Invitations to attend private garden tours at some of the most beautiful gardens in the Middle Tennessee area.

  • Attend monthly society meetings with special program presentations from guest speakers

  • Swap plant ideas and plants with other society members

  • Be a part of one of the largest plant sales in Tennessee

  • Help fund scholarships for local deserving horticultural students

The 2024 Perennial Plant Sale Is Over

The 2024 plant sale was a great success. We want to thank all our great customers who purchased plants, our Perennial Plant Society officer's, coordinators and volunteers who made this plant sale happen and our plant suppliers. Without everyone's efforts and participation, we could not have done this.

All the profits from the plant sale support local horticultural education.

Thanks So Much!

bottom of page