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30th annual Winter Garden Seminar

January 19, 2019 @ 10:00 am

Come discover your garden’s innate personality and encourage Tennessee’s nature to blossom!
Our guest Speaker this year is Margie Hunter, author of Gardening with the Native Plants of Tennessee. She share her wisdom and knowledge of our native plants, their habits and habitats. Margie gives presentations on native plants and natural history, serves as a board member for the Tennessee Native Plant Society and Tennessee Invasive Plant Council, and volunteers with the Spring Wildflower Pilgrimage in the Smokies. Margie is a founding board member of the Tennessee Naturalist Program and works with the Tennessee Plant Conservation Alliance. She contributes articles to The Tennessee Conservationist magazine and writes a blog featuring trail and natural history accounts for the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Appalachian Trail, and Tennessee State Parks and Natural Areas.
At the seminar, Margie will teach us about the essential connection between natural communities and gardening. We gardeners often plan only for appearance, and ignore how nature functions in the landscape. And so we find ourselves fighting nature, instead of working with nature. Natural communities develop around specific geology, topography, soil, water, and climate. When we understand nature’s principles of organization, we can design a more successful and satisfying home landscape. With native plants as primary components, gardens can be beautiful and can also provide practical benefits. Your yard and garden can conserve resources, support wildlife, and highlight regional differences through sense of place.
Meet at the Warriors’ Path State Park – Recreation building.
IMPORTANT NOTE – You MUST preregister for this event, and there will be a small registration fee to help cover expenses.


January 19, 2019
10:00 am
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Warrior’s Path State Park
490 Hemlock Rd
Kingsport, TN 37663 United States
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(423) 239-8531

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