Fredericksburg Chapter


The Fredericksburg Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas

invites you to explore the heart of our native Edwards Plateau ecosystem.

Willkommen ~ Welcome

We are Hill Country!

Draw an equilateral triangle. Austin and San Antonio anchor the easternmost points.

The triangle climbs into the hill country and onto the Edwards Plateau, its tip touching Fredericksburg and Gillespie County.

The pink dome of Enchanted Rock rises to the north of us.

This entire area is an intricate patchwork of oak and juniper woodlands,

savannas interwoven with grasslands, tree mottes and shrubs. Always native blossoms stand ready to amaze the viewer.

Ours is truly a rich and diverse natural heritage.

June 25: Magic Abounds! Learn How to Design a Garden that Invites Butterflies and Wildlife to Share it With You

The Fredericksburg chapter meets the 4th Tuesday of each month.
(November and December meetings are cancelled – reserved for holidays.)
This month on Tuesday, June 25 we hope to see you
as we find the magic in creation.
  St. Joseph’s Halle   (click link for a map)
(212 W. San Antonio St., Fredericksburg).

6:30 greeting friends new and old

7:00 ~ This month ‘s business meeting & presentation:

Butterflies on your flowers. Birdsong dancing in the air. If you enjoy having wildlife in your garden, designing a garden for creatures is for you!

Deborah Simmons, President of NPOST Fredericksburg Chapter, will talk about how to create a garden oasis and magical experience graced by the presence of wildlife in your very own yard. Come share the experience with us.

If your day doesn’t quite manage in-person attendance,

Join us @ 7:00 p.m. on our YouTube channel: Fredericksburg Texas Native Gardening.  Click “live” to see the scheduled meeting. Click on that meeting to join. The chat window will be open for questions during the presentation for those who have subscribed to the channel.

Native Plants That Help Soak Up the Rain: May 28, 2024

“It’s very exciting to see more people interested in revitalizing our Texas waterways and natural habitat by installing a rain garden in their small yards or larger properties,” said Shannon Brown, speaker at the May 28 Fredericksburg chapter NPSOT meeting and founder of Ecosystem Regeneration Artisans (ERA) Landscapes. “Rain gardens and native plant landscapes have different growing habits and care needs than traditional plants and lawns, and it’s important to plant the right natives so they’ll thrive and require less work.”

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Day Family Scholarship

The $2500 Day Family Scholarship honors Katie Gibbons Day, an elementary teacher who loved the native plants and ecosystems of the Texas Hill Country. The scholarship will be awarded to a Gillespie County high school senior who shares Katie’s love of the natural world and plans to major in ecology, conservation, land stewardship, or similar field at a college or university in Texas.

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Paula Stone sitting at her design table with plans and books.
April 23, “Get Real” Garden Design with Native Plants: View on YouTube

“I’ll show you practical ways to build gardens that will enhance your property and be less work as time goes by,” noted Paula Stone. “I once heard someone say that, ‘The gardening should get easier as the gardener gets older.’”

Paula Stone, Vice President of the Fredericksburg Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas, will share her extensive knowledge about landscape design using native Texas plants on April 23 from 6:30-8 p.m. at St. Joseph’s Halle, Fredericksburg.

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Contact the Fredericksburg Chapter

Hi,  Please join our conversation and our monthly meeting. Our vision is restoring and protecting the native plant heritage of our Texas landscape. Do you have ideas or questions about using plants native to this ecosystem in your garden or landscape. We accomplish so much more when we are working as a group.

Drop us a line.