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 2023 Society Meetings & Events


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 Perennial Plant Society Meeting Place in 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.  We will also continue the plant swap.  We would also like to encourage anyone who wishes to bring a treat to share.  Social hospitality will still begin at 6:30 p.m., with the formal meeting beginning at 7:00 p.m.


Directions on how to reach Ed Jones are below. Any questions, please email mariwynevans

From Franklin Road:  Turn east onto Hogan Road and continue on Hogan.

From Harding Place:  Turn south onto Trousdale Drive by CVS.  Continue on Trousdale and then turn left onto Hogan Road (by Crieve Elementary)


Hogan Road will end at entrance of Ellington Agriculture (Marchant Drive is the cross street - do not turn here for Ed Jones)    Go through gates into Ellington and then turn right.  Follow road through Ellington following signs to Ed Jones at the top of the hill passing the museum.  There is parking on both sides of the auditorium.  

From I-65:

Take Exit #78-A east on Harding Place. Take a right at the second light onto Trousdale Drive. Travel south on Trousdale for approximately 1.5 miles. Turn left on to Hogan Road at the four-way stop. Hogan Road ends at the front gates of the Ellington Agricultural Center. Note: all buildings have identifying lawn signs for your convenience.


From I-24:

Take exit #56 west on Harding Place to the Nolensville Road intersection at Harding Mall. Turn left onto Nolensville Road and travel south 1/10 mile and turn right onto Edmondson Pike. Travel 1 1/2 miles on Edmondson Pike. The west entrance to Ellington Agricultural Center is on the right

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