Native Plant Societies
Almost every state in the US and territory in Canada has a native plant society or a wildflower society (or both!) These nonprofits provide critical resources, seeds, and scholarship for their communities. Often, membership is very affordable ($15-25 USD a year.)
California is 163,000+ square miles—it’s no surprise they need a few sub-chapters, organized by region:
The Native Plant Society of Northeastern Ohio
6892 Highland Dr., Solon, OH 44139
Rhode Island Wild Plant Society
P.O. Box 114, Peace Dale, RI 02883-0114
Great Plains Native Plant Society
P.O.Box 461, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Looking for Canadian native plant societies? Scroll on to find them.
Alberta Native Plant Council
52099, Garneau PO, Edmonton, AB T6G 2T5
Native Plant Society of British Columbia
Suite 195 -1917 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver BC V6J 1M7
New Brunswick Botany Club
868 Charlotte St., Fredericton, NB E3B 1M8
Newfoundland & Labrador
Wildflower Society of Newfoundland and Labrador
St. Johns, NL, A1C 5S7
Nova Scotia Wild Flora Society
Nova Scotia Museum of Natural History, 1747 Summer St., Halifax, NS B3H 3A6
Field Botanists of Ontario
R. R. No. 1, Acton, ON L7J 2L7
4101, rue Sherbrooke Est, Montreal, QC H1X 2B2
Native Plant Society of Saskatchewan
PO Box 21099, Saskatoon, SK S7H 5N9
Whew, you made it!
It’s exciting to see so many native plant societies throughout North America, whose mission is to promote, educate, and inspire all of us to plant native. Many of these groups have been doing this work for decades—even generations.
Join your local chapter, follow their Facebook and Instagram accounts, and visit their events when you can. You’ll find other like-minded people who also believe in having gorgeous landscapes that support butterflies, birds, and hummingbirds—for way less work than lawns or non-native plants.
See you at a future native plant society event! In the meantime—happy planting.