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 37 FNPS 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.
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
Meeting Schedule: First Tuesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Place: Crystal Oaks Civic Center, 4958 W. Crystal Oaks Dr., Lecanto, FL 34461
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)
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
Cuplet Fern Chapter
Meeting Schedule: The second Monday in the month, 7 pm
Meeting Place: 200 Fairmont Dr, Sanford, FL
Phone: 305-985-3677 (or 305 985 FNPS)
Meeting Schedule: Fourth Tuesday at 7:30 pm
Meeting Place: Pinecrest Gardens, 11000 Red Road Pinecrest, Florida 33156
Meeting Schedule: Third Thursdays at 7:30 pm
Meeting Place: Boathouse of the: Florida Medical Entomology Laboratory 200 9th Street SE Vero Beach
Meeting Schedule: 3rd Tuesday, 6:30pm, every other month
Meeting Place: Circle B Bar Reserve Nature Discovery Center, 4399 Winter Lake Rd, Lakeland
Meeting Schedule: First Monday of each month at 6:30 pm
Meeting Place: Chinsegut Hill at 22495 Chinsegut Hill Rd., Brooksville, FL 34601
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!
Meeting Schedule: 6:30 PM on the second Thursday of each month except for July, August and December
Meeting Place: Willowbranch Library, 2875 Park Street, Jacksonville, FL 32205
Please check our Chapter Calendar of Events prior to attending a meeting. Meeting dates are occasionally rescheduled.
Lake Beautyberry Chapter
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) 529-3754
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.
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.
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
Meeting Schedule: Last Monday of each month at 6 pm
Meeting Place: Belleview Public Library, 13145 SE Hwy. 484, Belleview, FL
Martin County Chapter
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.
Nature Coast Chapter
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, 7 miles 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
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
Meeting Schedule: Second Monday monthly at 7:00 pm
Meeting Place: Piggotte Center, 504 Big Tree Rd., South Daytona, FL
Paynes Prairie Chapter
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
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.
Meeting Schedule: First Wednesday of each month, at 7:00 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.
Meeting Schedule: Third Tuesday of each month
Meeting Place: Wakulla County Public Library, 4330 Crawfordville Hwy,Crawfordville, FL 32326
Sea Oats Chapter
Phone: 904 461-9629
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
Meeting Schedule: 4th Wednesday of the month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Place: The Enchanted Forest Sanctuary, 444 Columbia Blvd., Titusville, FL
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.
South Ridge Chapter
Meeting Schedule: Varies
Meeting Place: Varies
This chapter is in the process of reorganizing. If you would like to participate, please contact our Executive Director.
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 32088
Meeting Schedule: 2nd Monday of each month at 6 PM
Meeting Place: Sumterville Community Building (stone building on Hwy. 301), located at 2427 CR 522 (1/2 mile south of 470 on 301)
October 11th meeting Sumterville Community Builbing, Sumterville, 2427 CR 522
Meeting Schedule: Third Wednesday of each month at 7:00 pm
Meeting Place: Hillsborough County Extension Office, 5339 County Road 579, Seffner
From I-75, go east on I-4 approx 0.5 mi to Exit 10 ( CR. 579, Mango, Thonotosassa). Go south on CR 579 to the SE corner of Old Hillsborough Road. Turn east (left) on Old Hillsborough Road and then right into the parking lot. We meet in the large room immediately to the south of the parking lot (walk down the sidewalk into the court, left into the room).
Meeting Schedule: 1st Thursday of the month at 5:30 p.m.
Meeting Place: Byrne Hall, the Parish Hall of St. Andrews Episcopal Church, 1608 Baker Court Panama City 32401
Byrne Hall, the Parish Hall of St. Andrews Episcopal Church
located at 1608 Baker Court Panama City 32401
The hall is behind the St. Andrews Episcopal Church on West Beach Drive
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.
The Villages Chapter
Meeting Schedule: Fourth Friday of each month (except December) from 1:30 to 3:00 pm
Meeting Place: Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages, Florida. 32163