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Native Plant Symposium & Plant Sale

Saturday, 20 May, 2017

Join the UT Gardens and regional native plant experts as we explore how native plants can not only enhance our landscape but also increase biodiversity and improve our environment. Margie Hunter, author of Gardening with Native Plants will give us a chance to learn how to garden with native plants of Tennessee. Participants will also explore how native plants support pollinators and learn about native orchids and how to grow them in your landscape. 

Location: UT Gardens, Knoxville. Room 156/157 Plant Biotech Building E. J. Chapman Dr.
Date: Saturday, May 20, 2017

Cost:$60 members; $80 nonmembers 
Time: 8:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Native Plant Sale open to symposium attendees: 3:00-3:45 p.m.

Native Plant Sale open to the public: 3:45-6:00 p.m.


** Please refer to our cancellation policy​ prior to registering.**​

Symposium Schedule:

8:00-8:30         Registration

8:30-9:30         Natural Communites and Gardening: Ecology in the Residential Landscape—Margie Hunter

9:30-10:30       Pleasing your Pollinators with Native Plants—Andy Sessions

10:30-10:45     Break

10:45-11:45     The UT Native American Interpretive Garden— Sam Rogers

11:45-12:45     Lunch Provided with optional tours of the Native American Interpretive Garden

12:45-1:45       Native Orchids and Trilliums—John Tullock

1:45-2:00         Break

2:00-3:00         East Tennessee Native Plant Almanac— Margie Hunter

3:00                 Plant Sale opens to symposium attendees only. 

3:45-6:00         Plant Sale opens to general public.


$60 UT Gardens Members/$80 Nonmembers


UT Gardens
252 Ellington Plant Sciences Bldg.
2431 Joe Johnson Dr.
Knoxville, TN 37996

Event Contact

Derrick Stowell

Phone: 865-974-7151
Website: Click to Visit

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