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
Linda Cochran
There are many beautiful garden-worthy native plants of the Pacific Northwest, yet they are little known by the gardening public and even less often grown. In this article, I want to showcase three groups of these and give the readers the benefit of my experience, such as it is, in growing these beautiful plants.
Shane Smith
I am a horticulturist, but I was never much of a rock gardener until I realized that crevice gardens have a secret power.
Zac Hill
If you were to poll the American gardening public, most would think that to find new and interesting plants for cultivation in our gardens, you would probably need to leave the country and head off to...
Michael Heim
Foolish or bold? Bravely attacking the seemingly insurmountable challenge of windmill palms surviving outdoors in northern Wisconsin, or ignoring expert advice and wasting time, money, and energy in a...

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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: Cultivation: Blooming Season: Propagation: 


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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