Welcome to The Perennial Exchange! If you are interested in gardening, you have come to the right place. The Exchange has plant swaps twice a year where you can meet local gardeners, trade plants, hear from great speakers, and tour local gardens. 

The Perennial Exchange


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Member Benefits

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Members exchange plants to offset the cost of commercial nurseries​​​​​​​.  Members leave the plant swap with car loads of free plants.  ​​​​​​​


Our members are generous and always willing to give away plants to help new gardeners.​​​​​​​


Plant swaps include workshops, speakers and tours to enhance our members' knowledge. ​​​​​​​


The Perennial Exchange promotes the use of native plants, whenever possible, to preserve natural ecological communities.

New Ideas

The club has members with diverse backgrounds, some with little gardenting knowledge, some who are master gardeners.  The club is a great forum for sharing gardening ideas.​​​​​​​

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Members are mostly located in central and southern Indiana.  Plant swaps are rotated between counties to  make it convenient for members. Many friendships have been formed over the years since the club was formed in 1995. ​​​​​​​​​​​​​​

Code of Ethics

Members are expected to abide by a Code of Ethics to ensure the best possible experience all members.​​​​​​​

​​​​​​​I will provide quality plants.

I will be efficient in the delivery of my plants.​​​​​​​

  • I will provide the kind of plants that I would like to receive.​​​​​​​

I will be courteous when I contact or when contacted by​​​​​​​ other members.

I will foster growth of gardening knowledge and friendships.

Plant Swaps

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Our hostess for the fall swap is Barbara Nelson. Members and guests are invited to attend.  Register for the plant swap by September 4th so we can provide enough lunch for all. To register, simply click on the button at the top of this page.


9:00 – 10:00 Set up and continental breakfast

10:00-10:30 Plant Swap

10:30 – 11:00 Plants to vehicles/clean

11:00 – 11:15 Business Meeting 

11:15 – 11:45 Garden Blooms All Season, Moya Andrews, PE member

11:45- 12:15 Lunch (door prizes)

12:15 – 12:45 Lasagna Flower Garden, Ed Paynter, PE member

12:45- 1:15 Clean up Everybody help

Plant Swap Cost: $15.00 for continental breakfast and lunch; $10 one-time new member fee

Please be sure your swap plants are labeled, with name, amount of sun/moisture/soil type required.

No plants on the state invasive species list will be allowed.

We follow CDC guidance for masks.

Set-up will follow the same plan as usual: Set out your plants, label all plants clearly and keep the area underneath the table for plants that you have traded and will be taking home. During set-up, attendees will be provided continental breakfast while they start looking for the plants they wanted to trade. At 10:00, the swap begins. Participants are encouraged to take only take one of the same plant per person since others may want that plant!

Door Prizes:​​​​​​​

Please bring a “white elephant” garden-related item for the door prize table.

Membership Dues:

Beginning in 2021, membership dues will not longer be collected for current members. New members will pay a one time $10.00 fee. This one time fee covers printing costs, web site fees, building rentals, and miscellaneous expenses of the club. A fee will be assessed for plant swaps to cover food. 


The fall swap will be held at the

Community Center

309 N. 9th St

Gosport, Indiana

Saturday, September 11th

Beginning in 2021, new members will pay a one time $10 membership fee. An annual membership fee will no longer be required. Plant swap registration fees may still be required to cover food. Click below to join our club!