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South Carolina Native Plant Society 2018 Symposium
“Bushes, Bugs, and Birds”
Hosted by the South Coast Chapter
October 5-7, 2018
Palm Key Nature Center, 330 Coosaw Way, Ridgeland, SC 29936

Palm Key has rooms/cottages available on a first come first served basis. Call for reservations: 843 726 -6524 (Say that you are attending SCNPS conference for discounted rate). Other accommodations: Ridgeland, Hardeeville, Beaufort

I-95 Exit 33 Lodging Availability

Exit 28 is the turn off from I-95 to Palm Key; there is not lodging available at this exit. However, the hotels at Exit 33 (also called Point South) are less than 15 minutes from Palm Key. The information has been taken from the web. The event organizers have vetted none of the hotels.

  • Motel 6: 843-379-9999
  • Point South Hotel: 843-726-9222
  • Knights Inn: 843-726-8488
  • Best Western 843-726-8101
  • Red Roof Inn: 843-726-9400
  • Hampton Inn: 843-379-5226


  • Point South KOA: 843-726-5733
  • The Oaks at Point South RV: 888-789-7640

Conference registration is $135 and includes:

  • Meals (2 breakfasts, 1 lunch and 2 dinners)
  • Speakers and field trip guides
  • Entertainment

For information contact Victoria Bergesen: 843 812-6958 or [email protected]

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The South Carolina Native Plant Society is a non-profit organization committed to the preservation and protection of native plant communities in South Carolina. We work to make this happen by providing programs and activities  including field trips, plant rescues, native plant sales, monthly educational lectures and educational journals designed to:

  • Educate and inform members and the general public about the importance of native plants
  • Support efforts by government agencies to protect habitats and endangered species
  • Encourage the use of native plant materials in public and private landscaping
  • Promote the commercial availability of native plant materials

Join us to enjoy and learn more about native plant and to help more people come to understand and appreciate the vital role native plant species play in the health and sustainability of our natural ecosystem!

Celebrate Native Plant Week! October 13-20th, 2018

The third week in October, OCTOBER 13-20, 2018, has been declared as “SOUTH CAROLINA NATIVE PLANT WEEK” to recognize the importance of native plants to South Carolina’s history, economy, landscape and environment. The South Carolina Native Plant Society is celebrating this week with events around the state, plants sales, native plant walks and more! See the link below for information and details of events happening that week.

We appreciate the hard work of SC Audubon to get this important week designated and look forward to celebrating with them and all of our conservation partners to bring awareness to native plants.

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Become a Member!

Native plants and the native landscape in many ways define us as a state and a people, giving us a sense of belonging, a sense of place. Native plants are our heritage. Be part of that heritage by becoming a member of the South Carolina Native plant society!

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