Meeting Info

Membership Meetings

All are Welcome, Members & the Public

Where:  Orchid / Iris Room at Fort Worth Botanic Gardens, 3220 Botanic Garden Blvd, Fort Worth
When:  1st Thursday of each month, excluding January & July
~ 6:15 pm  Socializing & snacks
~ 6:30 pm  Meeting begins, Announcements
~ 7:00 pm  Guest speaker begins presentation
~ 8:15 pm  Socializing, Raffle
Cost:  Free!

If you attend semi regularly, please sign up with Hospitality Chairperson to bring a snack to one meeting a year.

Donations of native plants and gardening related items for the raffle gladly accepted.  No raffle in October or December.

Everyone who attends receives one free raffle ticket!

February 1st

"Peace, Love & Milagros"

During his thirty-something years road-tripping around Texas, Steven has collected great stories about horticultural heavens, botanical blunders, and tender tales that will melt your heart.  Heeding the advice of a close friend, Steven has brought his favorite stories together for a very personal presentation of inspiration, enlightenment, and humor.

by:  Steven Chamblee, Chandor Gardens

March 1st

"A Botanical Waltz Across Texas"


Barney Lipscomb, Botanic Research Institute of Texas



April 5th

"Integrating Natural Systems into Land Planning and Design"


Jonathan Ogren, UT Austin, Architecture Environmental Planner


May 3rd

"Native Grasses: loved & adored OR abused & ignored"

The native grassland communities of North Central Texas were historically dominated by tallgrasses along with a diverse community of subdominant midgrasses, shortgrasses, and wildflowers in a complex mosaic of vegetation. In recent decades, an alarming amount of native plant communities in our region have been replaced by development, cropland, intensively managed monocultures of introduced grass species, and/or invasive grasses.  Even though native grasses are vitally important to our everyday lives, they are often overlooked or ignored. The ecosystem services they provide are rarely recognized.


Dan Caudle, Botanic Research Institute of Texas

June 7th

"The Emerald Ash Borer"


Starr Krottinger, NPSOT NC Member

August 2nd

"Native Gardens of our Members"


NPSOT NC Members

September 6th

 Lichen Research at BRIT


Taylor Quedensley of BRIT

October 4th

"Show & Tell & Trade Native Plants"

All attendees:  Bring a Texas native plant to exchange in game to receive another


Members & Guests

November 1st

"Foraging Wild Plants in Texas"


Troy Mullens, NPSOT NC Member


December 6th

"Holiday Social - Pot Luck Dinner, Awards, Games & Fun"


Program & Hospitality Chairpersons:  Ray Conrow & Corrina Benson

Calendar for Other Events & Activities             Gardening Days Calendar

Board Meetings

6:30 pm in the Trellis Room of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.

All paid North Central chapter members are invited to attend Board meetings to find out more about how the chapter operates.  As chapter members, you are invited to listen in and participate in conversation, but you are not allowed to vote.  Only Board members may vote at the Board meetings.

January 9, 2018
January 23, 2018 (Budget Planning)
February 27, 2018
March 27, 2018
April 24, 2018
May 22, 2018
July 24, 2018
August 28, 2018
September 25, 2018
October 23, 2018
November 27, 2018