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NCNPS Annual Meeting/Picnic/Plant Sale & Auction

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Registration Opens May 1, 2023

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Picnic, Plants and Native Plant Friends

It’s time to celebrate our love of native plants and renew our friendships with other native plant enthusiasts from across the state.

See how much fun we had last year!

Photo Album 2022

The annual meeting will be held again this year at Pfeiffer University in Misenheimer NC. Misenheimer is located in the rural northeastern edge of the Charlotte region.  Directions

Registration is required if you plan to attend as it will help us estimate the purchase of food and drink and organize the setting. The event will be limited to NCNPS members and one guest each with a total of 200 participants.

What’s New in 2023?

The Setting  The areas for activities will be more compact this year with indoor activities taking place in the Jane Freeman Building and the Chapel. Outdoor activities will be along the walkway from the parking lot to the chapel. This will allow for more socializing and easier access to everything. In the event of rain, all activities will move indoors.

Pollen Oats Live Music  This year our botany band will be centrally located in front of the Jane Freeman Building so that more people can enjoy their popular songs like “Plants Have the Anthers”, “in Search of the PawPaw”, “If it’s Brown You Ought to Give it Water”.

Hikes and Workshops  Southeastern Coastal Chapter Co-Chair Charley Winterbauer will give a talk about native plants for birds in the chapel. Self-guided hikes along the Falcon Trail, a 2.7 mile Carolina Thread Trail, and to the campus rain garden will be offered this year.

The Schedule  Please check in at the Welcome Station when you arrive. Drop off your donated plant and food for the picnic between 9:00 and 10:00.

Arrival                  Check in at Welcome Station, grab your name tag, drop off      plants and food

9:00-10:00            Browse community organization tables, take self-guided hikes, attend Native Plants for Birds talk in the chapel

10:00-10:30          Annual meeting

10:30-11:00           Live auction of select special plants

11/11:30                Live music by Pollen Oats starts after auction

11:30                     Plant sale and picnic open

1:30                      “Late Bloomers” sale  Remaining plants 50% off

2:00                      Final plant purchases

The Food  NCNPS will provide BBQ meat and drinks. It’s important that participants bring a side dish or dessert to share so there is enough food for all. This year a vegan BBQ option will be available.

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The event is finished.


Jun 10 2023


9:00 am - 2:00 pm