Fernwood Botanic Garden
13988 Range Line Road, Niles, MI 49120
Located on the St. Joseph River, Fernwood includes 105
acres; 25-30 acres are a nature preserve that has been
relatively undisturbed for 50 years. Includes native
prairie, butterfly, and hummingbird garden, butterfly
larvae garden (host plants) and 10 acres of old pasture.
Diverse plant communities include upland forest, wetland
forest, a fern trail and woodland plants.
Native Plants and Ecosystem Services
This website hosted by Michigan State University explains
the role that native plants play in ecosystem services.
Its content and links include how to select and grow
native plants in Michigan and similar locations for
maximum benefit of ecosystem services, especially pest
management and pollination. The site features plant
fact sheets and regional plant lists.
Rain Gardens of West Michigan
West Michigan Environmental Action Council
1007 Lake Drive SE, Grand Rapids, Michigan 49506
Tel: 616-454-RAIN or 616-451-3051 Fax: 616-451-3054
(See also www.wmeac.org
An environmental education program focused on stormwater
education, and on the values of using rain gardens and
native plants in the landscape to improve urban and
suburban water quality.
Wild Ones: Native Plants, Natural
Promotes environmentally sound landscaping practices
to preserve biodiversity through the preservation, restoration
and establishment of native plant communities. Wild
Ones is a not-for-profit environmental education and
advocacy organization. There are several chapters in
Wildflower Association of Michigan
Advocates for and provides education on native plants
and native landscaping through an annual conference,
its website, its grant program, and a quarterly newsletter.
Minnesota Landscape Arboretum
University of Minnesota
3675 Arboretum Drive, Chanhassen, MN 55317-0039
The arboretum's 935 acres include eight native environments
comprising maple and basswood forests, restored prairie,
oak savanna, ponds, tamarack bog, streams and fields.
Wildflowers bloom mid-April though beginning of June.
Prairie wildflowers are best mid-July to late September.
Minnesota Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 20401, Bloomington, MN 55420
Publications: quarterly newsletter, regional wildflower
Prairie Wetlands Learning Center
602 State Highway 210 East, Fergus Falls, MN 56537
Dedicated to public education about the wetlands and
prairie of the Prairie Pothole Region. Nature walks,
The Crosby Arboretum
Mississippi St. University, 370 Ridge Rd., P.O. Box
1639, Picayune, MS 39466
Tel: 601-799-2311 Fax: 601-799-2372
Arboretum displaying native species of Mississippi.
Mississippi Native Plant Society
111 North Jefferson Street, Jackson, MS 39201
4736 Clinton Blvd., Jackson, MS 39209-2402
Former private property and gardens opened to public
in 1973. Includes an island, bridged to the grounds,
and two houses from original landowners. Wildlife sanctuary
and songbird haven.
Missouri Department of Agriculture, PO Box 630, Jefferson
City, MO 65102
Tel: 573-522-4171 or 573-522-4170
The Grow Native! program helps protect and restore Missouri's
biodiversity by increasing conservation awareness of
native plants and their effective use.
Missouri Native Plant Society
PO Box 20073, St. Louis, MO 63144-0073
Publishes a series of fact sheets available through
their web site.
Montana Arboretum & Gardens
Montana State University, W. College Ave. and S. 11th
Ave., Bozeman, MT 59717
Small arboretum on campus includes native plants from
north Rocky Mountain region. Many established large
specimens. Xeriscape garden. Many native plants from
plains and drier areas of the state.
Montana Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 8783, Missoula, MT 59807-8783
A variety of publications and information related
to landscaping with natives, available through their
Nebraska Native Plant Society
David Sutherland, Department of Biology, University
of Nebraska at Omaha, 6001 Dodge Street, Omaha, NE 68182
Nebraska Statewide Arboretum
P.O. Box 830715, Lincoln, NE 68583-0715
Tel: 402- 472-2971
A network of arboretum sites, parks, historic properties
and other public landscapes located in dozens of communities
across the state.
Desert Demonstration Gardens
3701 W. Alta Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89153
The Desert Demonstration Gardens were founded in 1982
as the Kiwanis Water Conservation Park, then renovated
in 1990 and renamed. Dedicated to water conservation
through education and demonstration of water-efficient
Mojave Native Plant Society
8180 Placid Drive, Las Vegas, NV 89123
Nevada Native Plant Society
P.O. Box 8965, Reno, NV 89507-8965