Calendar of Events

SAPS Programs for 2020


January’s 16                  Bird Friendly Gardening   Tom Tribble, Avid birder and President of the Asheville chapter of the Audubon Society

February 20                   Conifers for Appalachian Gardens

                                    Hugh Conlon, Horticulturist, lecturer, and garden writer

March 19                        Understanding Perennials – A User’s Guide (Cancelled)

William Cullina, Executive Director at the Morris Arboretum of the University of Pennsylvania, celebrated author, botanist and recognized authority on North American native plants

April 16              Pocket Gardens — The Use of Native Plants in Small Spaces (cancelled)

            Lisa Wagner, Naturalist, plant ecologist, garden educator, and former Director of Education at South Carolina Botanical Garden, Clemson University

May 21                Not Tonight Deer – No More Long-Legged Rats in your Garden

                            Frank Hyman, Garden lecturer, author and landscape designer


June/July                       Local Garden Tours (TBA)


August 10                       16th Annual Homegrown Tomato Fest

                                        Kingsport Farmer’s Market, 8 – 11 am

September 17    Plants of the Bible Pam Beck, Garden writer, lecturer, and photographer.

October 10      SAPS Annual Plant and Seed Swap (SAPS members only)            

11 am – 1:30 pm

November 12   Viburnums

Dr. Susan Hamilton Retired Director UT Gardens, Knoxville


January, 2020, marks 25 years of SAPS providing education on plants and gardening to the Northeast Tennessee region through programs, projects and fellowship with other gardeners.


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