Registration is NOW OPEN

2018 Native Plant Society of NJ
Annual Fall Meeting

Sunday November 4, 2018 at
Raritan Valley Community College
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**Please note that the date has been changed from Saturday to Sunday due to unavoidable circumstances.

Registration is NOW OPEN
Registration for the Fall Conference is now open.

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The Fall conference will be held at the Grand Conference Center at Raritan Valley Community College.

Remember, paid members receive a discount on the price of the conference. If you are a paid member, you will receive the password by email. If you believe that you should have received the member discount password, send an email to Joe Alvarez and he will verify your member status. If you are not a paid member, no worries! Part of the full price pays your membership for 2019! The price of the conference will include the full buffet style lunch! If you have any questions email John Black

To see the agenda for the conference and a list of our exceptional speakers click here: November Conference

See you at the Conference!  

NPSNJ Native Plant of the Year 2018:
Viola sororia
(Common Blue Violet)

NPSNJ Native Plant of the Year 2018: Viola sororia (Common Blue Violet)

The diminutive flowers of this lovely wildflower can be found everywhere in New Jersey, and well beyond. Common names include Dooryard Violet, Wooley Blue Violet, Hooded Violet, and Common Meadow Violet. A low-growing (4-8" tall) perennial, it is extremely adaptable . . . . . Read more 

The flowers, seeds, and leaves of Common Blue Violet have great wildlife value. Although the plants themselves are generally highly deer resistant, the seed capsules are readily eaten by Mourning Doves (Zenaida macroura), Wild Turkeys (Meleagris gallopavo) . . . . . Read more

Find out everything there is to know about the native flora of New Jersey, learn from the experts on native plants, get the latest on interesting activities near you, or join one of the many opportunities to participate in the growing national native plant movement — right here in the Garden State.

The Native Plant Society of New Jersey is a statewide non-profit organization dedicated to the appreciation, protection, and study of the native flora of New Jersey. Founded in 1985, we have hundreds of members across the state, and are organized into county and regional chapters. Our members include gardeners, horticulturists, naturalists, landscape designers, students, and native plant enthusiasts from all walks of life.

We conduct regular lectures and presentations with featured speakers on topics ranging from introduction to native plants, gardening with natives, identification and appreciation of the beautiful flora and ecosystems of New Jersey, ecological landscaping, and much more. Our annual meeting is a must-attend event for anyone involved in the native plant movement in New Jersey. We organize nature walks and garden tours, dispense advice on design and maintenance of native gardens and landscapes, and have helped establish native plant gardens around the state.