The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.

The Palm Beach County Chapter meets at 7:00 p.m. on the third Tuesday of every month at Mounts Botanical Garden in West Palm Beach, Florida. Please feel free to contact us if you require additional information, or go to our Meetings page for details on our meeting place and how to get there.


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Crawford Coastal Garden video tour


The Crawford Coastal Hammock:  A Native Plant Landscape Triumph and Tragedy 

After many years of extraordinary effort, the garden of this coastal residence in Jupiter was transformed from a generic gated community mix of lawn and exotics to a remarkable and diverse native coastal landscape.  We felt so fortunate that the architect behind this native gem was enthusiastic about sharing his creation with us on the 2019 native garden tour.  Unfortunately, this was not to be.   Very close to our tour date, due to extinuating circumstances, the property unexpectedly changed hands and the new owner had other plans.  We are sad to inform you that in the very near future, the entire property is to be bulldozed and will no doubt revert to a generic lawnscape. (update: the house and garden are gone.  Scroll down for "after" photo.)
We would like to thank Sam Crawford for providing us with a video tour of his garden and, with a heavy sigh, bid farewell to a habitat that has all but disappeared in this part of Florida. 

Click on the links below to see a guided tour of the Crawford Coastal Garden

Crawford Garden Tour Part 1 of 3

Crawford Garden Tour Part 2 of 3

Crawford Garden Tour Part 3 of 3


Click here to see a photo collection of the Crawford Coastal Hammock Garden


Crawford Coastal Garden  R.I.P.