FNPS Chapters: the Heart of our Society

It is through our chapters that we provide most of our opportunities to participate in preserving Florida's native flora, opportunities to learn about our natural heritage and teach others, and the values inherent in interacting with others who have similar interests.

Members of our local chapters include beginners and experts alike, but are all united in their interest in learning about and preserving Florida's native plants. Each chapter is unique and offers a local flavor, but most of them:

  • Hold monthly meetings with informative presentations and programs. Guests are always welcome.
  • Run educational field trips to interesting areas.
  • Participate in local events as part of their outreach.
  • Work on projects to preserve native plants or habitats.

Click on the icons in the map below to find the chapter nearest you and get information on its schedule and meeting location.

FNPS Chapters

Meetings occasionally get rescheduled. Please check the calendar and/or chapter website for the latest information.


Broward County Chapter

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Phone: 954-661-6289


Mailing Address: 1704 SW 10th St, Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312

Meeting Schedule: Second Wednesdays 7pm (except July & August)

Meeting Place: Secret Wood Nature Center, 2701 W. State Rd. 84 Dania Beach, FL 33312



Citrus Chapter

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Phone: 352 631-8444


Mailing Address: PO Box 465, Lecanto, FL 34460

Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Crystal Oaks Civic Center

Additional Info:

Crystal Oaks Civic Center, 4958 W. Crystal Oaks Dr., Lecanto, FL 34461



Coccoloba Chapter

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Phone: 239-273-8945


Mailing Address: Coccoloba Chapter PO Box 61432 North Fort Myers, FL 33906-1432

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Thursday of each month except May and December. 7:00 pm guest speaker and chapter meeting

Meeting Place: Berne Davis Garden ?2166 Virginia Avenue (off McGregor Blvd), Fort Myers, Florida 33901

Additional Info:

Please see the chapter website for meeting times and locations.



Conradina Chapter

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Phone: 321-724-1931


Mailing Address: FNPS Conradina Chapter P.O. Box 1543 Melbourne, FL 32902

Meeting Schedule: Second Monday of the month. All Chapter meetings are held from 6:00 - 8:00pm. No meetings are held in June, July, or August.

Meeting Place: Melbourne First Church of the Nazarene, 2745 S Babcock St, Melbourne, FL 32901

Additional Info:

Melbourne First Church of the Nazarene is located on South Babcock St near Florida Tech



Cuplet Fern Chapter

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Phone: 352-658-3677


Mailing Address: Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, PO Box 150021, Altamonte Springs, FL 32715

Meeting Schedule: Virtual and In-Person

Meeting Place: UF/IFAS Seminole County Extension Auditorium 250 W. County Home Road Sanford 32773
Lyonia Environmental Center 2150 Eustace Ave, Deltona, FL 32725

Additional Info:

Upcoming program dates, field trips, and information on our special events are available on our website





Dade Chapter

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Phone: 305-985-3677 (or 305 985 FNPS)


Mailing Address: DCFNPS, 6619 South Dixie Highway #181, Miami FL 33143-7919

Meeting Schedule: Fourth Tuesday at 7:30 pm

Meeting Place: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road Pinecrest, Florida 33156



Eugenia Chapter

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Phone: 772-567-1565


Mailing Address: PO Box 660, Wabasso, FL 32970

Meeting Schedule: Third Thursdays at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Florida Medial Entomology Laboratory

Additional Info:

One meeting a year is held at the Environmental Learning Center, 255 Live Oak Drive, Vero Beach, FL. 



Heartland Chapter

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Phone: 863-393-4647


Mailing Address: 5116 Woodgreen Ln. Lakeland, FL 33811

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30pm, every other month

Meeting Place: Circle B Bar Reserve Nature Discovery Center, 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland



Hernando Chapter

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Phone: 352-666-3996


Mailing Address: Hernando Chapter of the FNPS, 4210 Commercial Way #1041, Spring Hill, FL 34606

Meeting Schedule: First Monday of each month at 6:30 pm

Meeting Place: South Brooksville Community Center, 601 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601

Additional Info:

The Hernando Chapter's meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m.

At each meeting we discuss native plants and native plant ecosystems. Subjects range from hummingbird gardening to black bear habitats. Each meeting has delicious snacks, and friendly company, a native plant raffle, and an information table. Our meetings are open to the public so please join, and mark your calendar for the months to come! 



Ixia Chapter

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Meeting Schedule: We meet on the first Wednesday of each month except July, August and December. A social period begins at 6 pm and the meeting begins at 6:30 pm. Meetings are free and open to the public.

Meeting Place: The Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jacksonville, FL 32204. Meetings are simulcast on Zoom.



Lake Beautyberry Chapter

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Mailing Address: PO Box 88 Umatilla FL 32784-0088

Meeting Schedule: 2pm on the third Sunday of every other month

Additional Info:

Umatilla Community building -  4 Cassady St
Umatilla FL 32784-9060. The start time is 1:30, with the program at 2 pm

Beginning with our Annual Meeting in January we will be moving to the W.T Bland Library in Mount Dora:

1995 N. Donnelly St.
Mount Dora, FL 32757



Longleaf Pine Chapter

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Phone: (850) 748-3557 (Kimberly Bremner - President)


Mailing Address: Longleaf Pine Chapter, FNPS (Attn: Kimberly Bremner) 203 Florida Ave, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561

Meeting Schedule: Second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.

Meeting Place: Pensacola Mess Hall, 418. E Wright St, Pensacola, FL 32502

Additional Info:

Hybrid meetings offered via Zoom

We bring in speakers to our monthly meetings to educate and amuse. We take field trips to get introduced to new areas. All of these events will be posted on this website, so check in periodically.  Join us to learn and to socialize with others interested in Florida Native Plants.



Magnolia Chapter

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Phone: 954-292-3099


Mailing Address: P.O. Box 3434, Tallahassee FL 32315-3434

Meeting Schedule: 1st Thursday of each month. Come to socialize at 7:00, chapter meeting at 7:30, and program at 7:45 PM

Meeting Place: King Building on the FSU Campus (319 STADIUM DR) Room 1024

Additional Info:

Room 1024, King Building - see campus map at for meeintg location.

Come to socialize at 7:00, chapter meeting at 7:30, and program at 7:45 PM.  The Magonlia Chapter does not meet in the summer months, June-August.



Mangrove Chapter

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Mailing Address: PO Box 1153 Englewood, FL 34295-1153

Meeting Schedule: 2nd Tuesday of the month from October thru May (with field trips year round) at 1:00 pm

Meeting Place: Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Blvd, Englewood, FL 34223



Marion Big Scrub Chapter

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Phone: (941) 321-1556


Mailing Address: Marion Big Scrub Chapter - FNPS Attn: Deborah Curry, 4396 NE 139th Lane Anthony, Florida 32617-2366

Meeting Schedule: Last Monday of each month at 6 pm

Meeting Place: Belleview Public Library, 13145 SE Hwy. 484, Belleview, FL 34420



Martin County Chapter

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Mailing Address: FNPS Martin County Chapter, 1820 NE Jensen Beach Blvd #707, Jensen Beach, FL 34957

Meeting Schedule: First Wednesday monthly October through May at 6:30 pm

Meeting Place: Wolf High-Technology Center, Chastain Campus, Indian River State College 2400 SE Salerno RD Stuart FL 34997

Additional Info:

Join us as we bring our appreciation of Florida's native plants and native plant communities to the attention of our neighbors.



Naples Chapter

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Mailing Address: Naples Chapter FNPS, P.O. Box 9347, Naples, FL 34101

Meeting Schedule: First Wednesday of the month, no meeting July or January

Meeting Place: Naples Botanical Garden, 4820 Bayshore Drive, Naples, Florida 34112



Nature Coast Chapter

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Phone: 727-863-1363


Mailing Address:

Meeting Schedule: Second Tuesday - 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Land O'Lakes Community Center, 5401 Land O'Lakes Blvd/US 41, Land O'Lakes 34639

Additional Info:

The Community Center is located between SR 52 and SR 54 on the west side of the highway ( 7miles south of SR 52 and 3.2 miles north of SR 54). We meet in the rear meeting room with a direct entrance on the south side of the center. We look forward to making new friends and hope many of you who have come to our recent fall and spring plant sales will join us! 



Palm Beach County Chapter

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Phone: 561-247-3677


Mailing Address: 801 Arlington Drive West Palm Beach, FL 33415

Meeting Schedule: 3rd Tuesday each month at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Mounts Building - Mounts Botanical Garden 531 North Military Trail, West Palm Beach, FL 33415



Passionflower Chapter

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Mailing Address:

Meeting Schedule: 1st Wednesday (business or program meeting) and 2nd Saturday (program meeting or field trip)

Meeting Place: Cooper Memorial Library, 2525 Oakley Seaver Dr, Clermont, FL 34711



Pawpaw Chapter

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Mailing Address: Pawpaw Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society P.O. Box 250516 Holly Hill, FL 32125

Meeting Schedule: Second Monday monthly at 6:30 pm

Meeting Place: Piggotte Community Center, 504 Big Tree Rd. South Daytona, FL 32119



Paynes Prairie Chapter

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1004 Archer, FL 32618

Meeting Schedule: Third Wednesdays - September through May - 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Phillips Hall, Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 4225 NW 34th Street, Gainesville, FL 32605



Pine Lily Chapter

Phone: (321) 388-4781


Mailing Address: Pine Lily Chapter of the FNPS P.O. Box 702169 St. Cloud, FL 34769

Meeting Schedule: Every 4th Thursday of the month at 6:00 p.m

Meeting Place: Kissimmee Utility Authority Building, Boardroom. The address is 1701 W. Carroll St. Kissimmee, FL 34741.



Pinellas Chapter

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Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4265, Clearwater, FL 33758

Meeting Schedule: Second Thursday of each month, 6:30 - 8:00 pm

Meeting Place: Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, FL 33759

Additional Info:

Monthly field trips are usually (but not always) on the Saturday following the monthly membership meeting. Check the calendar for car pool locations, meeting times, maps, etc. 



Sarracenia Chapter

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Mailing Address: P.O Box 719 St. Marks, Florida 32355-0719

Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesday of each month

Meeting Place: Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy,Crawfordville, FL 32326



Sea Rocket Chapter

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Mailing Address: SEA ROCKET CHAPTER, FNPS, c/o Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, Florida 32780

Meeting Schedule: General Membership meets monthly, please check our calendar for specific dates and times.




Serenoa Chapter

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Phone: 941-737-3169


Mailing Address: Florida Native Plant Society Serenoa Chapter, PO Box 1224, Palmetto, FL 34220

Meeting Schedule: Third Monday of the month, September through May

Meeting Place: Zoom

Additional Info:

Members convene for room setup and socializing at 7 pm. A short business meeting at 7:30 is followed by the evening's program and plant raffle.



Sparkleberry Chapter

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Phone: 386-364-9309


Meeting Schedule: Second Tuesday of each month, except July and August, at 6:30 pm

Meeting Place: Hatch Park Community Center, 403 SE Craven St., Branford, FL 32008


Suncoast Chapter

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Phone: 813-541-3187


Mailing Address: Suncoast Native Plant Society, Inc. PO Box 1158 Seffner, Fl 33583-1158

Meeting Schedule: Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Varies

Additional Info:

Suncoast is meeting at two different locations

  • Hillsborough County Extension Office (Seffner, near I-75 and I-4))
  • Seninole Heights Branch Library (Tampa, near I-275)

For current meeting and map to meeting location, please see




Sweetbay Chapter

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Phone: 850-234-6453


Mailing Address: Florida Native Plant Society Sweetbay Chapter P. O. Box 1585 Panama City, FL 32402-1585

Meeting Schedule: 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.

Meeting Place: UF/IFAS Bay County Extension Office 2728 East 14th Street, Panama City, FL 32401



Tarflower Chapter

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Mailing Address: PO Box 536021 Orlando, FL 32853-6021

Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday monthly at 7:00 pm

Meeting Place: Mead Botanical Garden 1300 S Denning Drive Winter Park, FL 32789

Additional Info:





The Villages Chapter

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Phone: 352-674-8385


Meeting Schedule: 2nd Friday of the month, no meetings June, July, August

Meeting Place: Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages, Florida. 32163

Additional Info:

2nd Friday of the month, no meetings June, July, August
1:00 - 1:30 Social Time
1:30 - 3:30 short business meeting, educational presentations, plant raffle

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