- 2016 Cullowhee Native Plant Conference
- The Tom Dodd, Jr. Award of Excellence
- Conference Sponsors
- Student/Beginning Professional Sponsorships
- Lunch ‘n Learn and Poster Presentations
- T-shirt Contest
- Conference Goals
- History of Conference
- Steering Committee
- Past Conferences
- Schedule at a Glance
- Conference Photos
Join us for Our 33rd Annual Conference
July 20-23, 2016.
Registration is now open
View images from the 2015 Native Plant Conference and past conferences.
UPDATED - Learn more about this Summer's 2016 conference
The purpose of the Cullowhee Conference is to increase interest in and knowledge of propagating and preserving native southeastern plant species in the landscape. Past participants of the conference have included landscape architects, commercial nursery operators, garden club members, botanists, and horticulturists from state highway departments, universities, native plant societies, botanical gardens, and arboretums. Both professionals and laypersons will gain valuable knowledge from the informative fieldtrips, lectures and workshops.
The program schedule allows for informal sessions where participants can exchange ideas. We encourage you to make good use of this opportunity. Information and materials can be displayed and exchanged in each residence hall lobby. Please bring materials you wish to share.
The conference is held at Western Carolina University in Cullowhee, North Carolina. Cullowhee is located between the Great Smoky and Blue Ridge mountains, approximately fifty miles west of Asheville. Close to both the Blue Ridge Parkway and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, Cullowhee is in an ideal location for anyone with an interest in nature.
2016 sponsors include: