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. 

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The Perennial Exchange


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 knowlege and friendships.

Plant Swaps

Spring 2021 Plant Swap

May 15, 2021

​​​​​​​Greene County Center Township Fire Department

11216 E SR 54 

Bloomfield, IN 47424

Cost: Free!

Agenda: This year we will have an abbreviated version of our  normal plant swap because of on-going COVID concerns. The following is the agenda. Note, all attendees will be required to wear a mask.

Program (Draft)

  9:00 – 10:00 Setup & Continental Breakfast

10:00 – 10:30 Plant Swap

10:30 – 10:45 Take plants to vehicles/clean

10:45 – 11:30 Business Meeting and Elections 

11:30 - 12:00 Presentation on Beekeeping by Dave Branneman - Bring you own bag lunch!

FINAL CLEAN UP -- Please Help!

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 will have traded and will be taking home. While setting up, grab some continental breakfast and start looking for plants you may want. At 10:00, we will start the swap. Please only take one of the same plant per person since others may want that plant! Contact the table owner for additional plants.​​​​​​​

Door Prizes:​​​​​​​

More information will be forthcoming! Check back in April!

Membership Dues:

 Membership dues were waived for 2020. The Executive Committee is evaluating the need for dues in 2021. More information will be forthcoming. NOTE: All 2020 dues paid will be applied to our next round of dues collection.


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Members' Garden Photos

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This is another one of Ellen's Fall 2017 plant swap finds.


Petroselinum crispum
Flat Italian Parsley
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Ellen got this healthy "Butter-and-Eggs" at the Fall 2017 plant swap.

Linaria Vulgaris
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Ellen Miller, our new club secretary, shared some of her recent plant swap "success stories".

Chelone obliqua
Pink Turtlehead
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Victoria, our club Treasurer, shared a photo of one of her beds, all ready for Spring.


Stachys 'Helene von Stein’ better known as Big Ears, Calamintha, Siberian Iris, Perennial Geranium, Clustered Bellflower, Montauk Daisies, Pennisetum ‘Hameln'

This is a picture of a wild bergamot Ellen Miller received at last years swap. 

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If you would like to share your garden photos, please fill out the contact form and let us know!

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Members pay a $10 membership fee to cover postage, printing, building rentals, and miscellaneous expenses.  Members are asked to pay their dues before the Spring Plant Swap. Click below to join or renew membership.  You may also register for the plant swap at the same time.