Palm Beach Chapter, Florida Native Plant Society


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 of the Florida Native Plant Society meets on the third Tuesday of every month. We are resuming our in person meetings at the IFAS / Mounts Botanical Garden Auditorium in West Palm Beach (531 N Military Trl, West Palm Beach, FL 33415). Doors open at 7pm. Our popular native plant drawing follows the speaker program -a great way to add hard to find natives to your landscape.




September Chapter Meeting 
Speaker Program:  Wildflower Miscellany   
Rufino Osorio   
 UF/IFAS Mounts Botanical Garden Auditorium
531 N. Military Trail, West Palm Beach (across from the airport)

   Tuesday, September 20, at 7:00 pm   
7:00 - 7:30p.m. meet-and-greet: Enjoy refreshments while they last and connect with your fellow native plant enthusiasts! 
Speaker program starts at 7:30. 


Rufino Osorio, the author of the well-received book, A Gardener's Guide to Florida's Native Plants, will be giving a lecture on various aspects of wildflower gardening. Included in the lecture will be a brief discussion of some horticultural rarities using live, potted plant material. Additionally, Rufino will discuss some of his tips and tricks for growing wildflowers, including a minimalist technique for propagating cuttings using the least amount of resources as well as a novel method of propagating orchids from seed developed in Japan. For those interested in the culinary aspects of native plants, he will also be discussing four edible native perennial wildflowers that can be usefully grown in vegetable or permaculture gardens.

Free event ~ Open to Public ~ Native Plant Drawing ~ and More!
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Volunteers needed for the Garden Tour!

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The Palm Beach County Chapter of the FNPS is hosting an ongoing monthly event that will focus on discovery and identification of south Florida native plants in their natural habitats. This is an opportunity for beginners and experienced members to learn and share knowledge. This ongoing monthly event will be limited to 12 members

Enjoy the beauty of our natural areas as you botanize. Walks will be led by Palm Beach County Master Gardeners and FNPS members Julia Renninger and Helen Laurence.  

Upcoming outing:

Guided trips will resume in the fall.   

In the meantime, visit PBC's incredible natural areas this summer. To find out what's in bloom, go to and check out the interactive map.


Native Plant Demo Garden Meet and Prune

Our monthly garden maintenance meet up takes place on the second Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. at our native plant demonstration garden located next to the Clayton Hutchinson building at Mounts Botanical Garden. To get there, take Military Trail to Golf Road and proceed to the rear entrance of MBG. We've arranged for the gate to be open so you will be able to park in the lot near the demo garden. Wear appropriate warm weather clothing and bring your pruning shears. Water will be provided. Don't forget to bring a to-go container for cuttings. This is a great opportunity to help keep our educational demo garden in shape and to collect cuttings for planting in your own native landscape!

Sign up here

Contact Angela Yow with any questions: 561-309-3877


Meeting ID: 885 6290 3073
Passcode: 994202


Click on the "Of Interest" tab above to access archived videos of recent chapter meetings.


For those of you interested in on-line presentations, please check out the interesting videos from the FNPS Lunch and Learn series.  You must be a member to view the current presentations but FNPS has generously made a few accessible in their public archive.

To access the Public Lunch and Learn Archive, go to and click on your YouTube video of interest.


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