Who we are
California Native Plant Society is a diverse mix of scientists, gardeners, students, conservationists, and horticulture experts. Together, we’re each doing our part to save and celebrate California’s incredible native plant heritage.
Long Beach resident, Blanca Diaz, is changing her community’s connection to plants and the natural world. Through her organization Tierra y Flora and an inspiring Instagram presence, she’ invigorating a movement between Southern California indigenous cultures and the plants that make it home.
From the Blog
The Wildlife Conservation Board voted to deny a controversial deal between CDFW and developers to swap land in the Rancho Jamul Ecological Reserve for land of lesser ecological value.
Wreath Masters, a friendly competition between botanic gardens, nurseries, CNPS and other partners throughout the state challenges participants to create holiday wreaths made with California native plants.
Ecological restoration is central to the well-being of Indigenous communities, who have tended, burned, and harvested California's ecosystems for millennia.