Interested in more than just everyday plants?
Then NARGS is for you

Our members care about studying, preserving, and cultivating some of our planets most interesting plants, many of which are only found in our most at-risk environments. We focus on plants from many ecosystems, ranging from those found on high alpine peaks down to bogs, woodlands, and deserts.


Selected Articles From Our Quarterly Publications
Ger van den Beuken
OVER THE LAST 16 years, we have developed a new type of trough that is lighter and much less likely to break than hypertufa troughs. We’ve never had one break! These strong “stucco troughs” can have...
Don Dembowski
IT MAY SEEM obvious that growing your own plants from seed gives you a variety that breaks the boring limitations of your local garden centers. However, just imagine the breadth and width of the...

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The Modern Cottage Garden: A Fresh Approach to a Classic Style
The Modern Cottage Garden: A Fresh Approach to a Classic Style by Greg Loades. Portland, OR: Timber Press, 2020. 228 pp. $24.95 list $14.69 Amazon. The Modern Cottage Garden offers useful information, illustrated by inspiring photos


Calceolaria biflora

Calceolaria biflora

Description and General Information: This low-growing plant is native to southern Argentina and Chile. Plants from an evergreen rosette of rounded, slightly hairy leaves.


NARGS connects like-minded people in many ways, from our publications to exclusive events, local and national meetings, and workshops where you can learn how to cultivate these plants in unique gardens, containers and how to propagate them. NARGS lectures bring many of the world's leading botanical specialists to our members and our annual seed exchange is world renown. NARGS Tours offers extraordinary opportunities for botanizing trips lead by expert guides bringing our members face to face with the world's rarest flora and the most exotic of cultures. Our exploration and study trips have opened doors to hard-to-access botanical hotspots such as Western China, the Himalaya, and the Patagonian Andes.

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