Bowman's Hill Wildflower
PO Box 685, New Hope, PA 18938
Established in 1934 to preserve Pennsylvania native flora,
the Bowman's Hill Wildflower Preserve features woods,
meadows, ponds and the waters of Pidcock Creek. Native
wildflowers, ferns, trees, shrubs, and vines grow along
26 interlinked trails. Trail maps and weekly guides to
floral displays are available. The Preserve Building houses
nature displays, an observation area of the bird feeding
station and a gift shop.
Brandywine Conservancy Wildflower and Native
Route I, PO Box 141, Chadds Ford, PA 19317
Surrounding the Brandywine River Museum, wildflower
and native plant gardens feature indigenous plants of
the greater Brandywine region displayed in natural settings.
These gardens were originally designed to screen parking
areas and to provide borders around the museum. The
plants are selected to provide year-round enjoyment.
In addition to woodland, wetland and meadow settings,
a rainwater detention basin provides wetland habitat
and cleanses parking lot runoff.
Mid-Atlantic Ecological Landscapes Partnership
Penn State Cooperative Extension
112 Pleasant Acres Road
York, PA 17402
A non-profit organization of Master Gardeners committed
to educating the public about the importance of restoring
and preserving Mid-Atlantic ecological landscapes, native
plants and their communities by demonstrating landscaping
principles, processes and practices that are beneficial,
responsible and sustainable. Hosts a Native Plant Festival
in the spring, a summer Tour of Native Gardens, and
a Native Plant Sale in the fall.
Shenk's Ferry Wildflower Preserve
Holtwood Environmental Preserve Office
9 New Village Rd., Holtwood, PA 17532
A wildflower sanctuary preserved by Pennsylvania Power
& Light. More than 73 species of wildflowers bloom from
mid-March until the end of May.
Rhode Island Wild Plant Society
PO Box 414, Exeter, RI 02822
Publications: WildfloraRI, a biannual newsletter with
an array of articles on native plants and their habitats
1931 Brookgreen Drive, Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
Tel: 843-237-4218, 800-849-1931
Gardens cover 9,100 acres, from Atlantic Ocean beach
front to riverbanks of the Waccamaw. Wildlife park.
Walk the trails under a canopy of oaks to view more
than 2,000 varieties of native flowers, shrubs, and
trees spread across 300 acres cultivated for an abundant,
natural effect. March and April are popular months to
visit and see azaleas and dogwood in bloom.
South Carolina Native Plant Society
PO Box 491, Norris, SC 29667
Great Plains Native Plant
PO Box 461, Hot Springs, SD 57747
Publications: a newsletter.
Appalachian Native Plants
676 Waddell Rd., Mountain City, TN 37683
Appalachian Native Plants Inc. is dedicated to demonstrating
and prodividing eduction in preservation, propagation
and production methods of Native Ornamental plant species
and sustaniable/organic food, as well as supporting the
regional agricultural economy.
Tennessee Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 159274, Nashville, TN 37215
Publications: A fieldguide entitled Wildflowers
of Tennessee, the Ohio Valley and the Southern
Tennessee Natural Areas Program
Tennessee Department of Environment and Conservation
401 Church St., 7th Fl. Annex, Nashville, TN 37243
Forty-seven designated state natural areas, all remnants
of natural Tennessee landscapes. Many areas are the
last refuge for rare and endangered plants and animals,
as well as exemplary plant communities that were once
widespread. Includes Bay's Mountain Park, Dunbar Cave,
Piney Falls, Reelfoot Lake, Short Springs and Virgin
Warner Parks Nature Center
7311 Hwy. 100, Nashville, TN 37221
Part of 2,681-acre Warner Park. Resource Library and
Natural History Museum, 12 miles of trails, small pond,
bird nesting and observation areas, field trips and
self-guided tours. Park contains more than 110 species
of trees and shrubs.
Barton Warnock Environmental
HC 70, Box 375, Terlingua, TX 79852
Founded as a native Chihuahuan Desert garden. Exotics
were added later, but now Texas Parks & Wildlife is restoring
the gardens to all-native. A walk through the botanical
garden allows visitors to observe the native plants of
the Chihuahuan Desert. The museum is self-guiding, though
tours for groups can be arranged.
Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute
Hwy 118, Fort Davis, TX 79734, or PO Box 905, Fort Davis,
Largest collection of Chihuahuan Desert cacti and succulents
on display anywhere in the world, a 20-acre arboretum,
hiking trails and exhibits. A wildflower identification
station is planned.
Mercer Arboretum and Botanic Gardens
22306 Aldine-Westfield Road, Humble, TX 77338
Mercer maintains genetically representative samples
of seeds and living plants that are most critically
endangered in the Gulf Coast region. The collection
serves as insurance against extinction in the wild and
is a source of material for research and education.
One of 25 gardens in the U.S. that maintains endangered
species. The Native Plant Garden includes a primitive
area. Habitats represented include piney woods, gulf
prairies and marshland and post oak savanna.
Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center
4801 La Crosse Ave., Austin, TX 78739-1702
Publications: a quarterly newsletter. Gardens, nature
trail and indoor exhibits feature native plants thriving
in formal and natural settings. Plantings attract native
birds. Hummingbird garden, picnic area, hiking meadow.
Research library, gift shop, cafe, classes, guided tours.
Native Plant Society of Texas
PO Box 3017, Fredericksburg, TX 78624-1929
Publications: bimonthly newsletter.
Native Prairies Association of Texas
2002 - A Guadalupe St. PMB 290, Austin, TX 78705-5609
Publications: The Texas Prairie Journal, and a newsletter.
River Bend Nature Center
2200 3rd Street, Wichita Falls, TX 76301
The Ruby N. Priddy Nature and Butterfly Conservatory
features native plants of five ecoregions of Texas and
Oklahoma as well as live butterflies native to the region.
Perched atop a high bluff overlooking some 13 acres
of riparian woodland, The Ruby is River Bend's crown
tool in meeting our mission of connecting people with
nature. A non-profit community service organization
for over 10 years now, our facilities also include a
native plant terrace, prairie pathway and community
children's garden as well as paved and primitive trails
through our woodland. By the end of 2008, we will open
our new Bryant Edwards Learning Center to further extend
our on-site and outreach educational programs.
Utah Native Plant Society
P. O. Box 520041, Salt Lake City, UT 84152-0041
Natural Resources Conservation Service
125 South State Street, Rm 4402, Salt Lake City, UT
Provides a Backyard Conservation Program kit that contains
a booklet, video, and other helpful material.
Vermont Master Gardener Program
University of Vermont, 105 Carrigan Drive, Hills Building,
Burlington, VT 05405-0082
County of Albemarle, Virginia
Runs the Piedmont Virginia Native Plant Database, a
searchable database found at www.albemarle.org/nativeplants/.
Eastern Native Plant Alliance
PO Box 6101, McLean, VA 22106
Green Spring Gardens Park
4603 Green Spring Rd., Alexandria, VA 22312
Twenty-seven-acre public park dedicated to preserving
the area's horticultural, historical and natural resources.
Virginia Native Plant Trail. More than 20 different
gardens. Walking tours on 1/4-mile brick walkway, forested
paths and pond edges.
Orland E. White Arboretum at Blandy Experimental
400 Blandy Farm Lane, Boyce, VA 22620
Tel: 540-837-1758, Ext. 0
The farm is located on Route 50, 10 miles east of Winchester,
VA in the Northern Shenandoah Valley. This 170-acre
Arboretum features over 8,000 specimen trees and shrubs
as well as several ornamental gardens. The Nancy Larrick
Crosby Native Plant Trail is a half-mile interpretive
walk featuring woodland, meadow and wetland plants that
are native to Virginia. Open daily from dawn to dusk.
FREE admission. Guided tours for groups are available
by prior arrangement. Lectures and workshops scheduled
throughout the year. Annual plant sales are held Mother’s
Day weekend and Columbus Day weekend.
Virginia Native Plant Society
400 Blandy Farm Lane #2, Boyce, VA 22620
Publications: a newsletter. A not for profit membership
organization with the mission to preserve the native
plants of Virginia and their habitats.