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.
Meetings occasionally get rescheduled. Please check the calendar and/or chapter website for the latest information.
Broward County Chapter
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
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
Crystal Oaks Civic Center, 4958 W. Crystal Oaks Dr., Lecanto, FL 34461
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: Holton Eco-Preserve at Unitarian Universalist Church, 13411 Shire Lane, Fort Myers, FL 33912 (off Daniels, halfway between Six-Mile Cypress and I-75)
Please see the chapter website for meeting times and locations.
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 Library. 540 E Fee Ave., Melbourne, FL 32901
The Melbourne Library is on Fee Avenue in downtown Melbourne near HealthFirst Hospital and Wells Park.
Council of Chapters Chapter
The council of chapter representatives meets periodically at various locations. Check the Events calendar for info.
Cuplet Fern Chapter
Mailing Address: Cuplet Fern Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society, PO Box 150021, Altamonte Springs, FL 32715
Meeting Schedule: The second Monday (typically, but not always) in the month, 6:45 pm
Meeting Place: UF/IFAS Seminole County Extension Auditorium 250 W. County Home Road Sanford 32773
Upcoming program dates, field trips, and information on our special events are available on our website https://cupletfern.fnpschapters.org
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
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
Mailing Address: Hernando Chapter of the FNPS PO Box 921 Brooksville FL 34605
Meeting Schedule: First Monday of each month at 6:30 pm
Meeting Place: Hernando County Extension Office 16110 Aviation Loop Drive Brooksville, FL 34604
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!
Mailing Address: Contact Cate Hurlbut via e-mail to arrange for any postal mailings to the chapter.
Meeting Schedule: We meet at 6:00 PM on the first Tuesday of each month except for July, August, and December. Meetings are open to the general public and all are welcome to attend.
Meeting Place: Willowbranch Library, 2875 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205
MEETINGS ARE CURRENTLY ON HOLD DUE TO COVID-19. Watch this site for updates.
Lake Beautyberry Chapter
Mailing Address: PO Box 88 Umatilla FL 32784-0088
Meeting Schedule: 2pm on the third Sunday of every other month
Meeting Place: Trout Lake Nature Center in Eustis
The entrance to the Trout Lake Nature Center is on the South side of CR44, 0.3 miles east of SR19. To reach us, take SR 19 north out of Eustis to the intersection with CR 44 East and turn right at Winn-Dixie and CVS Pharmacy, then go 1/4 mile to the nature center entrance on the right.
Longleaf Pine Chapter
Phone: (850) 542-7086
Mailing Address: Longleaf Pine Chapter, FNPS (Attn: Cheryl Jones) 9810 Noriega Drive Pensacola, FL 32514
Meeting Schedule: Second Thursday of each month at 6:00 p.m.
Meeting Place: Lucia Tryon Branch Library, 1200 Langley Avenue in Pensacola (check event)
Click "directions" for reaching our meeting site.
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.
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
Room 1024, King Building - see campus map at http://www.fsu.edu/Campus/newmap/ 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.
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 7:00 pm
Meeting Place: Lemon Bay Park, 570 Bay Park Boulevard, Englewood, FL
Marion Big Scrub Chapter
Phone: (941) 321-1556
Mailing Address: Marion Big Scrub Chapter - FNPS Attn: Kathleen Patterson 2232 NE Jacksonville, Rd. Ocala, FL 34470
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
Mailing Address: Martin County Chapter FNPS, PO Box 801, Jensen Beach, FL 34958
Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday 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
Join us as we bring our appreciation of Florida's native plants and native plant communities to the attention of our neighbors.
Mailing Address: Naples Chapter FNPS, P.O. Box 11402, Naples, FL 34101-1402
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
Mailing Address: firstname.lastname@example.org
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
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!
Mailing Address: PassionflowerFNPS@gmail.com
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
Mailing Address: Pawpaw Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society P.O. Box 250516 Holly Hill, FL 32125
Meeting Schedule: Second Monday monthly at 7:00 pm
Meeting Place: Online - see events celendar for Zoom connection details
Paynes Prairie Chapter
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 1004 Archer, FL 32618
Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesdays - 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.
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 4265, Clearwater, FL 33758
Meeting Schedule: First Wednesday of each month, at 6:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Moccasin Lake Nature Park, 2750 Park Trail Lane, Clearwater, FL 33759
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.
Sea Oats Chapter
Phone: 904 461-9629
Mailing Address: Sea Oats Chapter of FNPS P.O. Box 840046 St. Augustine, FL 32080-0046
Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesday at 7:00 pm, (doors open at 6:30pm)
Meeting Place: St. Johns River State College, Room CO116, 2990 College Drive, Saint Augustine, FL 32804
Sea Rocket Chapter
Mailing Address: SEA ROCKET CHAPTER FNPS 440 Bacardi DR, Merritt Island, FL 32953
Meeting Schedule: 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Place: The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, FL
Mailing Address: PO Box 21192, Bradenton, FL 34204
Meeting Schedule: Third Monday of the month, September through May
Meeting Place: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens, 811 South Palm Ave in Sarasota
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.
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
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 http://suncoast.fnpschapters.org.
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
Mailing Address: PO Box 536021 Orlando, FL 32853-6021
Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday monthly at 7:00 pm
Meeting Place: Harry P. Leu Gardens, 1920 North Forest Avenue Orlando, Florida 32803
Telephone (407) 246-2620 for directions to the monthly meeting venue.