Society & Culture

Native Plant Symposium to help gardeners create beautiful, sustainable habitats

Athens, Ga. – The State Botanical Garden of Georgia will host its annual Native Plant Symposium Jan. 16 from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. This year’s symposium will emphasize sustainability and plantings that support pollinating insects. Presentations will focus on native plants for pollinators, pollination and fertilization in flowering plants, sustainable landscaping and Monarch butterflies and bees.

The cost is $60 and includes the symposium and lunch. This event is presented by the State Botanical Garden and the Garden Club of Georgia Inc. For more information or to register for the symposium, see or call 706/542-6156.

State Botanical Garden of Georgia
A public service and outreach unit of the University of Georgia, the State Botanical Garden of Georgia provides the public of all ages and UGA faculty and students opportunities for recreation, events, research and learning through its natural areas, display gardens and building spaces. For more information, see