Aspen Center for Environmental
100 Puppy Smith St., Aspen, CO 81611
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
Colorado Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 200, Fort Collins, CO 80522
The Connecticut College
5201 Connecticut College
270 Mohegan Ave., New London, CT 06320
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.
Mt. Cuba Center
3120 Barley Mill Road
Hockessin, DE 19707
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
Twelve acres of ponds with cultivated and wild plants.
Park has ¼-acre restored, mid-Atlantic meadow. Managed
for native plants. How-to books and other information
Florida Native Plant Society
PO Box 278, Melbourne, FL 32902-0278
Publications: The Palmetto, a quarterly magazine.
Archbold Biological Station
P.O. Box 2057, Lake Placid, FL 33852
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.
Atlanta Botanical Garden
1345 Piedmont Avenue, Atlanta, GA 30309
P.O. Box 77246, Atlanta, GA 30357
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
Publications: NativeScape, a quarterly newsletter.
National Tropical Botanical
3530 Papalina Road, Kalaheo, Kauai, HI 96741
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.
59-864 Kam Hwy., Haleiwa, HI 96712
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
Idaho Botanical Garden
2355 N. Penitentiary Rd., Boise, ID 83712
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
Grand Prairie Friends
510 E. Daniel, Champaign, IL 61820
Tel: (217) 244-1962
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
Publications: Erigenia Journal, Harbinger newsletter.
Liberty Prairie Conservancy
32400 N. Harris Rd., Grayslake, IL 60030
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
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
Forest preserve area of 369 acres; butterfly garden;
85-90 percent native wildflowers.
Southern Illinois Native
Botany Department, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale,
Hayes Regional Arboretum
801 Elks Road, Richmond, IN 47374-2526
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
PO Box 501528, Indianapolis, IN 46250