Des Moines Botanical Center
909 Robert D. Ray Dr., Des Moines, IA 50316
Large collection of ornamental and native plants; 14.4-acre
site is east of the Des Moines River. Native areas include
medicinal and prairie herbs in the Herb Garden, West
Des Moines daylily collection, and Polk County dwarf
Iowa Prairie Network
A non-profit organization established in 1990, the Iowa
Prairie Network is a network of people dedicated to
the preservation of Iowa's prairie heritage.
Cimarron National Grassland
242 East Hwy. 56, Elkhart, KS 67950
P.O. Box 300
More than 180,000 acres of grassland. Hiking trails,
springtime wildflowers. Open: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday.
Fee for camping with facilities; no fee with no facilities.
Kansas Native Plant Society
McGregor Herbarium, 2045 Constant Avenue, Lawrence,
Contact: Dr. Craig Freeman
Tallgrass Prairie National Preserve
P.O. Box 585, Cottonwood Falls, KS 66845
More than 10,000 acres in the Flint Hills of Central
Kansas are being restored to tall-grass prairie. More
than 400 species of plants; 200 species of birds. Self-guided
Bernheim Arboretum and Research Forest
2499 Clermont Rd, Clermont, KY 40110
From 30 miles of hiking trails, to a 14,000-acre research
forest, to tranquil lakes, Bernheim's 16,000 acres has
something for everyone. In 1950 the arboretum was opened
as a small nature museum. Since then, it has grown to
include the largest collection of American hollies in
Kentucky Native Plant Society
801 Schenkel Ln., Frankfort, KY 40601
A membership organization with a quarterly newsletter.
Land Between the Lakes Tennessee
100 Van Morgan Road, Golden Pond, KY 42211
The park encompasses 117,000 acres and includes a nature
These chapters of Wild Ones meet and organize a variety
of native plant-related events in their regions.
Louisiana Native Plant Society
R.R. 1, Box 151, Saline, LA 71070
Publishes a newsletter, hosts an email chat group, and
holds trips and events.
Louisiana Project Wildflower
Lafayette Natural History Museum
637 Girard Park Drive, Lafayette, LA 70504
Maine Natural Areas Program
157 Hospital Street, State House Station #93, Augusta,
Produced the excellent publication, "Gardening to Conserve
Maine's Native Landscape: Plants to Use and Plants to
Avoid" (UMCE Bulletin #2500), as well as many
other brochures and booklets.
Maine YardScaping Partnership
28 State House Station, Augusta, ME 04333-0028
Encourages people to plant native plants that are
low maintenance and insect or disease resistant.
Wild Gardens of Acadia
Acadia National Park, Sieur de Monts Spring
P.O. Box 177, Bar Harbor, ME 04609
The Bar Harbor Garden Cluband Acadia National Park cooperate to maintain and preserve
12 areas of wild gardens that reflect typical habitats
found on Mount Desert Island. Glacial accidents left
this area with flora of both the cold north and the
warm south. Mixed woods, heath, beach, marsh, meadow,
bog, and bird thicket represent 7 of the 12 habitats.
Two annual plant sales in Bar Harbor help support the
P.O. Box 100, 12610 Eveland Rd., Ridgely, MD 21660
Tel: 410-634-2847 Fax: 410-624-2878
Adkins Arborteum is a 400-acre native garden and preserve
on Maryland's Eastern Shore that promotes the conservation
of the native planst of the Delmarva Peninsula. Four
miles of paths lead visitors thorugh native plant gardens,
a rich bottomland forest and meadows. Programs in horticulture,
ecology, natural history, folklore, and arts and crafts
are offered for all ages.
Chesapeake Audubon Society
Rare Plant Committee, P.O. Box 3173, Baltimore, MD 21228
Maryland Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 4877, Silver Spring, MD 20914
Holds monthy meetings, field trips, workshops, and an
annual fall conference.
Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University
125 Arborway, Boston, MA 02130-3519
A living museum dedicated to the study and appreciation
of woody plants; 265 acres with 14,000 trees, shrubs,
and vines, each scientifically documented and available
for research or teaching. Large selection of classes
related to native gardens.
Conway School of Landscape Design
332 South Deerfield Road, Conway, MA 01341-0179
Offers courses in environmentally sound landscaping
planning and design using native plants.
Friends of Myles Standish
201 Center Hill Road, Plymouth, MA 02360
Runs the Pine Barrens Community Initiative, working
to involve the regional community in preventing the
further fragmentation and degradation of the southeastern
Massachusetts pine barrens. Web site offers useful information
on native landscaping in that region.
New England Wild Flower
180 Hemenway Road, Framingham, MA 01701-2699
An organization dedicated to the study and preservation
of the native flora of New England. The New England
Wildflower Society owns and operates the Garden in the
Woods as its 45-acre botanical garden and headquarters.
The Society has conserved native plants since 1900 and
engages in extensive conservation advocacy, habitat
preservation, education and research. The society also
monitors the survival of hundreds of rare plants in
the wild, and offers publications about propagating
native plants. Sells plants and seeds.