Resources

The following list of resources in no particular order. It will be updated often and we welcome suggestions via our connect page! You will find helpful organizations, books, and online sources to ease your way in the garden.  We apologize for the logos...we are learning how to resize things online and they will be fixed soon!

 
 
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Wildones | Tennessee Valley Chapter

This is a great local group if you are interested in landscaping with native plants. They present guest speakers in educational programs throughout the year, as well as an annual native plant symposium in early spring; these programs are open to the public. Additional programs for members-only include field trips, regional hikes, visits to members’ gardens (“Landscapes in Progress”), social events and meetings.  The chapter also offers Certificate in Native Plants classes, in partnership with the Tennessee Native Plant Society and Reflection Riding Arboretum & Nature Center..

 
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The National Pollinator Garden Network

This is an unprecedented collaboration of national, regional, and local gardening clubs. Its founding private, nonprofit, and garden industry members were convened in Fall 2014 to propose efforts to help restore critical pollinator populations.

NPGN collectively represents approximately 800,000 gardeners, 10,000 schoolyard gardens and bring a baseline of a 250,000 registered pollinator gardens nationwide from across its five main founding organizations.

The focus of the NPGN is: to inspire individuals and community groups, institutions and the garden industry to create more pollinator habitat through sustainable gardening practices, habitat conservation and provide these groups the tools to be successful.

 
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Reflection Riding arboretum & nature center

Reflection Riding is dedicated to the study and conservation of native plant life. Designed in the picturesque style the park is meant to enhance the natural beauty of the landscape. It features twelve miles of walking trails as well as a three mile loop drive intended to capture a sequence of views throughout the property. Over three hundred acres stretch for a mile along the Creek , then rise slowly through pastures and meadows up the forested western slopes of Lookout Mountain.

Reflection Riding is dedicated to the study and conservation of native plant life. Designed in the picturesque style the park is meant to enhance the natural beauty of the landscape. It features twelve miles of walking trails as well as a three mile loop drive intended to capture a sequence of views throughout the property. Over three hundred acres stretch for a mile along the Creek , then rise slowly through pastures and meadows up the forested western slopes of Lookout Mountain.