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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: Perennial Plant Society Meeting, Nov. 14, 2023

(Please note that this meeting is on the Second Tuesday because of Thanksgiving)

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

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

Speaker: Our November speaker is landscaper and former PPS president Josiah Lockard. He will speak on “Designing a More

Resilient Landscape to Endure Weather Extremes. Get ready for winter with Josiah’s help.

Drawing from over 25 years of professional practice, Josiah specializes in ecologically driven landscape design and regenerative site development. Utilizing Designed Ecologies, Josiah implements environmental principles and technology to holistically create, and manage landscape at the intersection of ecology and culture. In 2003, he became a ISA Certified Arborist and is a graduate of both Lipscomb University’s Institute for Sustainable Practice and Auburn University’s graduate program in Restoration Ecology.

Josiah is an award-winning Landscape Designer, member of the American Society of Landscape Architects, LEED Green Associate, and serves as both Consulting Arborist, and member of the Garden Development Committee at Cheekwood Botanical Gardens. In 2011, he founded the multi-disciplined firm Josiah Lockard & Associates (JLA), where he engages in projects throughout Middle Tennessee and internationally. Whether restoring a native prairie, designing a intimate garden, or planning an urban forest, Josiah combines multiple environmental disciplines that integrate natural systems into built

environments to create spaces that have a positive effect on both people and nature. Designed Ecologies Studio

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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