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COLORADO

Aspen Center for Environmental Studies
100 Puppy Smith St., Aspen, CO 81611
Tel: 970-925-5756
Email:aces@aspennature.org
Web:www.aspennature.org
Primary focus of the center is a 25-acre nature preserve. All presentations take the form of self-guided nature walks. Organic native garden. Educational programs for all ages. Summer classes in botany and advanced plant identification.

Colorado Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 200, Fort Collins, CO 80522
Email:2Henson@kwabena.us
Web:www.conps.org

CONNECTICUT

The Connecticut College Arboretum
5201 Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320
Tel: 860-439-5020
Email:arbor@conncoll.edu
Web:arboretum.conncoll.edu/
Located on the banks of the Thames River, the 750-acre arboretum includes the land-scaped grounds of Connecticut College. More than 200 acres are a dedicated natural area, and are kept as free as possible from human disturbance. The original native plant portion, including 20 acres of easy walking paths, has more than 300 kinds of woody plants and a four-acre pond. Guided tours, workshops, and publications offered.

DELAWARE

Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
Tel: 302/239-4244
Fax: 302/239-5366
Email: info@mtcubacenter.org
Web: www.mtcubacenter.org
A nonprofit botanical garden dedicated to promoting plants of the Appalachian piedmont.

DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens/Park
Anacostia Avenue NE, Washington, DC 20019
Tel: 202-426-6905
Web:www.nps.gov/keaq
Twelve acres of ponds with cultivated and wild plants. Park has -acre restored, mid-Atlantic meadow. Managed for native plants. How-to books and other information available.

FLORIDA

Florida Native Plant Society
PO Box 278, Melbourne, FL 32902-0278
Tel: 321-271-6702
Email:info@fnps.org
Web:www.fnps.org
Publications: The Palmetto, a quarterly magazine.

Archbold Biological Station
P.O. Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 33852
Tel: 863-465-2571
Email:archbold@archbold-station.org
Web:www.archbold-station.org/abs
An ecological research institution that includes 5,000 acres dedicated to long-term ecological research and conservation. The focus is on organisms and environments of the unique Lake Wales Ridge and central Florida. A self-guided nature trail, 1/2 mile in length, emphasizes plant identification and ecological processes. Group tours available by appointment. Picnic area. Located 1.8 miles south of SR 70.

GEORGIA

Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309
P.O. Box 77246, Atlanta, GA 30357
Tel: 404-876-5859
Email:info@atlantabotanicalgarden.org
Web:www.atlantabotanicalgarden.org
Wildflower meadow. Classes and symposia, lectures, guest speakers; call extension 226 for information or to register.

Georgia Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 422085, Atlanta, GA 30342
Tel: 770-343-6000
www.gnps.org
E-mail: edev@juno.com
Publications: NativeScape, a quarterly newsletter.

HAWAII

National Tropical Botanical Garden
3530 Papalina Road, Kalaheo, Kauai, HI 96741
Tel: 808-332-7324
Web:ntbg.org
Founded in 1964. The only tropical botanical garden chartered by Congress, and the only major U.S. botanical garden located in the tropics. Dedicated to the study and conservation of tropical plants. Garden consists of four different garden sites and three preserves.

Waimea Arboretum
59-864 Kam Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712
Tel: 808-638-8655
Four gardens devoted to Hawaiian plants, one all hibiscus. High- and low-elevation plants. Fifty varieties of sugar cane, 23 varieties of sweet potato, 50 varieties of native taro.

IDAHO

Idaho Botanical Garden
2355 N. Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID 83712
Tel: 208-343-8649
Web:www.idahobotanicalgarden.org
The Idaho Native Plant Garden is one of 11 specialty gardens at this 50-acre site, in existence since 1984. Originally the farm and nursery for the Idaho State Penitentiary, which closed in 1973.

Idaho Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 9451, Boise, ID 83707
Email:info2@idahonativeplants.org
Web:www.idahonativeplants.org/

ILLINOIS

Grand Prairie Friends
510 E. Daniel, Champaign, IL 61820
Tel: (217) 244-1962
Web:www.prairienet.org
A nonprofit organization devoted to preserving and restoring tallgrass prairie in East-Central Illinois.

Illinois Native Plant Society
20301 E. 900 N Road, Westville, IL 61883
Tel: 217-662-2142
Web:www.inhs.uiuc.edu/inps
E-mail: ilnps@aol.com
Publications: Erigenia Journal, Harbinger newsletter.

Liberty Prairie Conservancy
32400 N. Harris Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030
Tel: 847-548-5989
Email:info@libertyprairie.org
Web:www.libertyprairie.org
The 2,500-acre Liberty Prairie Reserve is a cooperative effort between local public officials and private property owners to restore native tallgrass prairie. Includes protected wildlife corridors and hiking trails.

Lincoln Memorial Garden and Nature Center
2301 East Lake Dr., Springfield, IL 62707
Tel: 217-529-1111
Email:lmg2301@comcast.net
Web:www.lmgnc.org
Seventy-seven acres of native woodland on southeast shore of Lake Springfield. Designed by famous natural landscaper Jens Jensen. Five miles of nature trails. Resting benches inscribed with inspirational phrases by Abraham Lincoln. Summer wildflower hikes, insect safaris and seed-collecting workshops.

Severson Dells Environmental Education Center
8786 Montague Rd., Rockford, IL 61102
Tel: 815-335-2915
Email:sevdells01@sprynet.com
Web:seversondells.com
Forest preserve area of 369 acres; butterfly garden; 85-90 percent native wildflowers.

Southern Illinois Native Plant Society
Botany Department, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 52901

INDIANA

Hayes Regional Arboretum
801 Elks Road, Richmond, IN 47374-2526
Tel: 765-962-3745
Email:rjwaltz@aol.com
Web:www.hayesarboretum.org
A museum and nature preserve. Sites include an abandoned pasture, research pond, native woody plant preserve, and rare beech-maple forest. Several mile-long walking trails. Nature Center includes exhibits, bird watching, and gift shop. Education and research programs sponsored by the arboretum require some native areas strictly for study and have no public access. Craft workshops throughout year include cultivating native plants.

Indiana Native Plant & Wildflower Society
PO Box 501528, Indianapolis, IN 46250
Tel: 812-988-0063
E-mail:info@inpaws.org
Web:www.inpaws.org/

 
   
 
 
     
 

 

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