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

Our members care about studying, conserving, and cultivating some of our planet's 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
Todd Boland
As a lover of plants in general, and with a particularly keen interest in alpines, I relish the opportunity to visit alpine regions. I have been fortunate to visit the Rockies, the Swiss Alps, the Greater and Lesser Caucasus, and even the Southern Alps of New Zealand. However, Patagonia has long been on my bucket list. It was probably Marcela Ferreyra’s talk at the NARGS AGM in Steamboat, Colorado, that clinched it. Such spectacular plants! The bizarre cauliflower...
Shane Smith
My Background I am a horticulturist, but I was never much of a rock gardener. As the Director of the Cheyenne Botanic Gardens in Wyoming, I commissioned a new crevice garden as I wrote about in the...
Panayoti Kelaidis
In the winter issue of the Quarterly I described a bit of an overview of my trip to Sikkim, concentrating on the first few days: outings in eastern Sikkim to Tsomgo Lake and a nearby woodland, and...
Michael Peden
Flipping through old copies of the Quarterly on a chilly winter day, I’m reminded of many things unsaid about my rock garden journey. The current editor at one point had asked me to write something on...

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High Line
Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes
Gardens of the High Line: Elevating the Nature of Modern Landscapes by Piet Oudolf and Rick Darke. Portland, Oregon: Timber Press, 2017. 320 pp. $45.00 list, $31.23 Amazon. This large book is filled with Rick Darke’s gorgeous


Trillium cuneatum
Trillium cuneatum
Description and General Information:Trillium cuneatum is often referred to as the purple toadshade or sweet Betsy.


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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