A nonprofit TN organization supporting horticulture education in TN, the use of perennial plants and effective gardening techniques
2023 Society Meetings & Events
PLANT SOCIETY MEETING 2023
Tues, May 16 6:30 hospitality, 7:00 meeting
Location: Join us for the PPS meeting on May 16, at the Ed Jones Auditorium at Ellington Agricultural Center.
Speaker: Presentation on “Farm to Table Distilling” by gardening expert April Moore. She will describe the journey of herself and her husband Chip as they move to a Giles County farm and transform it into a farm supporting a specialty distillery. April will describe how she adapted her years of gardening with natives to grow the corn and native flowers and fruits used in the distilling process.
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 @att.net.
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.
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.
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