Meeting Info

Membership Meetings

All are Welcome, Members & the Public

Where:  Due to COVID-19, meetings are currently presented on Zoom. When we resume in-person meetings, we meet in the 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 (in-person)
~ 6:30 pm  Meeting begins, Announcements
~ 7:00 pm  Guest speaker begins presentation
~ 8:15 pm  Socializing, Raffle (in-person)
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! (in-person meetings)

Current meeting updates under construction. Please check back.

February 7th

"Woody Winter Plant Identification"

Learn tips for identifying many trees in winter.  

by:  Suzanne Tuttle

March 7th

"Ethnomycology:  Mushrooms & Human Culture"

by:  Denis Benjamin



April 4th

"Monarchs Stewardship"

by:  Megan McConnell



May 2nd

"The Pollinator Pathway Project"

by:  Cameron Barlow, BRIT

June 6th

"Wildflowers of the Desert"


Michael Eason

August 1st

"Native Habitats or Gardens of Members"


Karen Harden, Kim Conrow, Vicki Kygar

September 5th

"Native Neighborhoods"

by:  Michelle Villafranca, Fort Worth Nature Center & Refuge

October 10th

"Show & Tell & Trade Native Plants"

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

by:  Members & Guests

November 7th

"Rewilding for Environmental Design"

by:  Kevin Sloan, UTA Landscape Architect


December 5th

"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 or Camellia Room of the Fort Worth Botanic Gardens.

Due to COVID-19, Board meetings are currently conducted on Zoom.

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 5, 2021
January 26, 2021 (Budget Planning)
February 23, 2021
March 23, 2021
April 27, 2021
May 25, 2021
July 27, 2021
August 24, 2021
September 28, 2021
October 26, 2021
November 23, 2021