Published on 03/03/11

Native plant and wildflower symposium set for Tifton

By Brad Haire

The annual South Georgia Native Plant and Wildflower Symposium will be held March 23 at the University of Georgia Tifton Campus Conference Center in Tifton, Ga.

The UGA College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences and the Garden Club of Georgia – Camellia District IV, sponsor the daylong event.

The symposium will begin at 8:30 a.m. with the opening of the day’s plant sale followed by registration at 9 a.m.

Symposium topics will include designing with native plants, integrated pest management, native plants and butterflies and soil fertility.

The day will conclude with a walking tour of the UGA Coastal Plain Arboretum at 3:10 p.m.

The cost of the symposium is $30 with an additional $10 fee for an optional lunch. For more information about the event, see the symposium’s website at, or call Amy Carter at (229) 391-6868 or email her at

Brad Haire is the former news editor with the University of Georgia College of Agricultural and Environmental Sciences.

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