Fall Native Plant Sale

An important aspect of the Reflection Riding Native Plant Sale is to help educate the public in the use of our native flora in garden settings. All of the species available are nursery-propagated plants. Many are propagated from seeds gathered from native populations of wildflowers, woody shrubs, and trees growing on the slopes of Lookout Mountain and the surrounding parts of the Cumberland Plateau. Gathering seeds from local populations allows us to enjoy the advantage of the adaptive variation found in the local gene pools. Species evolve in relationship to the other organisms in their area, and these symbioses form an interconnected web of dependency.

Our native trees, for example, not only provide the major structural component of the mature Appalachian forests, but also provide food in the form of nuts, fruits, leaves, and wood for a variety of animals, plants and fungi, forming the basis of the food chain. This balanced ecosystem of native plants can be upset by the introduction of non-natives, especially when our exotic domesticated plants escape into the wild and become invasive, displacing the native plants and the organisms that depend on them.

Attend our Annual Native Plant Sale this Fall, 2016. We have just the plants you need for a native natural garden propagated especially for this area. This event is sponsored by the Chattanooga Times Free Press, EPB Fiber Optics and others.

Reflection Riding 2016 Plant Sale List

2016 Fall Native Plant Sale

Member Only Pre-Sale Event

Please note: If you join in order to participate in the Members-Only Pre-Sale at our Fall Native Plant Sale on Thursday, September 8th, please bring your receipt with you to the event.

Thursday, September 8th, 3:00 – 7:00 pm
Members, be among the first to select your native plants at our Fall Native Plant Sale. There will be opportunities to ask questions of our native plant experts to learn how you can blend native plants in your landscaping project. If you attend and are not a member, you will have the opportunity to join on-the-spot.

Take part in these activities offered to members attending the Thursday
Member-Only Pre-Sale:

2:00 pm Pre-Sale Walk Through with Chris Mahoney
3:00 pm Birds of Prey Presentation with Tish Gailmard
4:00 pm Fall Floral Design with Avery Patten
5:15 pm 10,000 Years of Human History on Lookout Creek with Michael Green

Friday and Saturday, September 9th and 10th, 9:00 am – 4:00 pm
Our Native Plant Sale will be open to the public. There will be garden experts available to answer your native gardening questions. Special programming will be available during the Friday and Saturday Public event.

Friday, September 9th Activities
10:30 am Fall Wildflowers with Michael Green
11:30 am Gardening for Difficult Conditions with Daniel Talley from Botanica
11:30 am Wildlife Presentation with Tish Gailmard
12:30 pm Fall Floral Design with Avery Patten
1:30 pm How to Care for Rhododendron and Azalea with Hale Booth
2:30 pm Native Pollinators and Bees with Ann Brown and Stewart Ledford

Saturday, September 10th Activities
10:30 am Designing for Fall Interests with Scott Drucker from Dream Gardens
11:30 am Plants that Attract Hummingbirds and Butterflies with Chris Mahoney
11:30 am Wildlife Presentation with Tish Gailmard
12:30 pm Fern Walk with Rick Jahn
1:30 pm Fall Floral Design with Avery Patten
2:30 pm Natural History of Lookout Creek via Canoe with Corey Hagen












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Robert Franklin

Margaret Hill

Jennifer Goodman

Cathy Robbins

David Johnston

James L. Catanzaro, Jr.

Koch’s Bakery

Niedlov’s Breadworks

Earth Fare

Food City

Crust Pizza



Fresh Market

Einstein Bros Bagels

Carter Distributing


For additional information on our Annual Fall Native Plant Sale call 423-821-1160 or email info@reflectionriding.org.

Fall Operating Schedule: September 5th to November 20th
Open Tuesday - Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sunday 12:30 - 4:00 p.m. Closed Monday

Please note the last time to drive through loop is 30 minutes prior to closing.

400 Garden Road • Chattanooga, Tennessee 37419 • 423-821-1160