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Naples Native Plants

A Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society.

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The Naples Chapter offers monthly meetings and field trips

  • Our next meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, February 5th, 6:30 pm at Naples Botanical Garden. Topic: "The Benefits of Native Plants in Urban and Suburban Environments."
  • Our next field trip is scheduled for Saturday, February 15th, 9:00 am at Railhead Scrub Preserve. Registration is now full.
  • Join us for our Annual Meeting on Wednesday, March 18th, 6:30 pm at Naples Botanical Garden (NBG). Topic: "Native Plants and Stormwater" by Chad Washburn, Vice President of Conservation at NBG.
    • Enjoy refreshments, door prizes, silent auction, and more!
    • Meeting is free and open to the public.  RSVP here

Volunteer opportunities available! Currently seeking individuals to assist with native landscaping, membership, outreach, and treasury roles. There's something for everyone! Contact the Naples Chapter at Naplesnativeplants@gmail.com.

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About Us

Listen to Dr. Brian Bovard from Florida Gulf Coast University describe the Naples Chapter and talk about how important native plants are to Collier County! Learn more...

The Florida Native Plant Society provides resources and wonderful opportunities to learn about Florida's unique environment. Click here to learn more

Meetings

The Naples Chapter meets on the 1st Wednesday of the month at 6:30 pm, unless otherwise specified. No meetings will be held in July or January due to holidays.

Meeting Location:

4820 Bayshore Drive
Naples, Florida 34112

Meetings are held in the Harvey Kapnick Education and Research Center. After coming through the main entrance for Naples Botanical Garden, take your first right to find parking.The Kapnick Center is located just north of Naples Botanical Garden's Chabraja Visitor Center. The auditorium is located at the north end of the Kapnick Center

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Field Trips

There's no better way to get a feel for Florida's native plants than to go on a field trip! In the past, many of the Naples Chapter's field trips were guided by Dr. George Wilder, botanist and curator of the Herbarium of Southwestern Florida at Naples Botanical Garden. We also enlist the help of many knowledgeable botanists who live in Collier County.

Our next field trip is scheduled for Saturday, February 15th, 9:00 am at Railhead Scrub Preserve. Registration is now full.

Do you have a favorite natural area in southwest Florida that you would recommend for a field trip next season? Please share your ideas via e-mail (Naplesnativeplants@gmail.com) or Facebook! Remember, you can make any day a field trip by noticing and appreciating native plants in your surroundings.

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Conservation

FNPS Milkweed Mapping Project

Have you seen native milkweeds growing in vacant lots or in conservation areas? The Naples Chapter would like to hear from you! Please e-mail us at Naplesnativeplants@gmail.com and include the following information:


  • Date and location of observation
  • Photograph of milkweed

Learn more about the Society's efforts to map and conserve native milkweed populations throughout the state.

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Outreach Materials

Click on the links below to view some resources we provide at outreach events. These resources are intended for personal, educational use only.*