Areas of Interest
Native Plant Society of Texas: Houston Chapter
Margaret Gnewuch, President
Purpose Statement: To promote the conservation, research and utilization of native plants and plant habitats of Texas through education, outreach, and example.
Publications: A bimonthly newsletter addressing
plant and habitat issues across the state. A quarterly newsletter covering
native plants of the Houston area as well as the activities and projects
of the Houston chapter.
Programs: Our monthly meetings host speakers who present and discuss various topics such as landscaping with native plants, trees, composting, habitat gardening, and nature-related topics.
Major Events: WildScapes: Landscaping with Native Plants to Attract Wildlife, a workshop devoted to educational issues related to habitat gardening; includes a native plant sale and nature related books. Held in September. Annual Symposium, a symposium with various programs discussing issues concerning native plants and plant habitats across the state. Held in October.
Speakers Bureau: Contact Glenn Olsen.
Meeting Time: Meetings are at 7:00 p.m., the third Thursday of the month (February-November) at Houston Arboretum & Nature Center, 4501 Woodway Drive.
Volunteer Opportunities: Plant Rescues, Meadow Project, School Habitat Programs.