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The Perennial Plant Society of Middle Tennessee


About Us
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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.



Date: Please Join PPS on Tues., October 17 at Ed Jones Auditorium at Ellington Ag. Center.

Time: Swap and  Book Signing 6:30 p,m.; 7:00 meeting. Our speaker will also be selling copies of her books beginning at 6:30 p.m

Speaker: Our speaker is Nicole Johnsey Burke of Nashville. She is speaking on integrating edibles into your ornamental flower beds. Nicole is the founder of Rooted Garden and Gardenary and the author of Kitchen Garden Revival and Leaves, Roots and Fruit. Nicole grew up in Mississippi, where she less than enthusiastically gardened with her parents. As an adult she rediscovered her need to connect with nature and her desire to have homegrown food. She began gardening first in Nashville and then in Houston. She began her company, Rooted Garden there in 2015, focusing on designing and creating kitchen gardens.


After designing more than 500 gardens, she expanded to online education with Gardenary, Inc. an online garden supply and education company that teaches both professional and amateur gardeners worldwide. Her online community now numbers more than 800,000.

New Society Meeting Location for 2023

In response to a membership survey and feedback, the PPS board has decided to relocate our meetings to the Ed Jones Auditorium at Ellington Agricultural Center in Nashville.  The auditorium has been recently renovated, and there is ample parking.  Time for meetings remains the same. Click Here for details 


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

2023 Annual Plant Sale Is Over
Thank you to all our gardeners, customers, suppliers, and volunteers who made this year’s PPS Plant Sale a huge success!  You’ve made another year of horticulture education and scholarships possible

See you in 2024

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