Native plants in your backyard

CNC prides itself on being a leader in Georgia for plant conservation, especially for native pollinator plants. Whether your interest is in gardening, horticulture, education, or science, CNC will keep you engaged with nature.

580 x 600 Gardens Ironweed and Goldenrod


From humble beginnings with only a small shade garden in front of the old Discovery Center, the gardens have grown to cover almost 3 acres displaying over 600 native plants from Georgia. Many of these important native plants are beneficial to wildlife.


Horticulture Symposium: Go Wild with Your Gardening

Are you ready to transition your garden to a more wildlife-friendly greenspace? No matter your level of gardening experience or the size of your garden, join us for a day of learning and inspiration to enhance your own connection with nature through the plants. All gardens can be part of a vital network of havens for nature across the city, state, and nation. Experienced educators, authors, and scientists will inspire and guide you along the path to a healthy, thriving, native wildlife garden. The 2022 Horticulture Symposium was a huge success! See you again in 2023!




As a member of the Georgia Plant Conservation Alliance (GPCA), the Chattahoochee Nature Center is involved in several projects. Most recently, we have been growing the federally endangered Alabama Leather flower, a plant only recently discovered in Georgia. In the wild, there are only five small patches left in Georgia and we are propagating this plant from divisions and cuttings in order to return them to their native habitat.


>> Annual Native Plant Sale <<

Native Plants are more than just beautiful flowers, shrubs, trees, and ground covers. They add diversity, attract native insects, feed birds and mammals, and are easy to care for. Make your grounds beautiful and sustainable with native plants to attract nature – go native! Native plant sale happens twice a year in March and September. CNC members have access to exclusive shopping and receive a discount on their purchases.

Proud to partner with Metropolitan North Georgia Water Planning District.