The Cullowhee Native Plant Conference

Native Plants Conference 2016

Native Plants Conference Attendees, July 2016

Join us for our 35th Annual Conference! 
July 18-21, 2018

Registration Now Open - Click here to register online
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NOTE: Online registration is strongly recommended since it reflects the most current openings for trips and limited seat workshops. If using the paper registration, please mark alternate choices in case your first choice is no longer available.

Cost and Lodging Information

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 field trips, 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.

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