Somerset County

Currently in formation, Somerset County is located in the picturesque (and somewhat mythical) region of Central New Jersey, renowned for its historic towns, lush landscapes, and diverse ecosystems. Our goal as a chapter is to assemble individuals passionate about botany, ecology, native plant gardening, and environmental stewardship, in our collective endeavor to appreciate, conserve, and study New Jersey’s indigenous plants and their habitats.

We warmly welcome everyone, from novice gardeners to expert botanists, interested in enriching their landscapes with native plants, cultivating gardens that support local wildlife, and actively participating in our region’s unique botanical legacy. Our meetings, workshops, and special events will provide a platform for collaboration, learning, and celebration of the beauty and importance of New Jersey’s native plants. Join us in the Somerset County Chapter as we explore, protect, and celebrate the flora that defines our state, contributing to a greener and more sustainable New Jersey.

Leaders: Valerie Szkodny and Nancy Toro