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Native Landscape Certification Program

The Fall Class Schedule will be posted in the week of August 1st.   Most classes are held in the spring & fall when the flowers are in bloom and the temperatures are tolerable. 

Classes are consistent across the state but focus on the characteristics and plants of the region in which they are taught. Please register for classes located in the region in which you wish to landscape whenever possible.

Date Region Click to Register
3/16 Houston Area Native Landscapes for Birds
3/30 & 4/6 San Antonio Level 1 – Introduction to Native Landscapes
4/6 Boerne Level 1 – Introduction to Native Landscapes
4/13 Lewisville/North Texas Level 3 – Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes
4/20 Highland Lakes Level 1 – Introduction to Native Landscapes
4/20 San Antonio Level 3 – Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes
4/20-21 Dallas Level 1 – Introduction to Native Landscapes
4/20-21 Tarrant County Level 1 – Introduction to Native Landscapes
4/27 Canyon Lake Level 1 – Introduction to Native Landscapes
4/27 Montgomery County/North Houston Level 1 – Introduction to Native Landscapes
5/4 Houston Area Level 1 – Introduction to Native Landscapes
5/4 Houston Area Level 1 – Introduction to Native Landscapes – Online
5/4 Boerne Level 4 – Stewardship of Native Plant Communities
5/11 Kerrville Native Landscapes for Birds
5/18 Houston Area Level 4 – Stewardship of Native Plant Communities

  • Classes are posted by February 1st (spring/summer) and August 1st (fall/winter) when registration OPENS on those dates.
  • There will not be a registration button until registration OPENS. Until then, it will say, Registration is Closed.
  • All on-line classes are via Zoom unless noted. Please install the Zoom app and make sure you know how to use it before the appointed meeting time. Hybrid classes involve an online presentation and in-person plant walks and exercises depending on the class.
  • Classes are live on the scheduled date. Recordings are not available on-demand.
  • Location refers to the approximate area for which the class has been customized. Plants discussed and other details may not be suitable for other areas.
  • Check Class Description page for explanation of levels.
  • Level 1 must be taken prior to 2 and 3 levels. Level 1 not required for Level 4. Levels 2, 3, 4 may be taken in any order.
  • Native Landscapes for Birds is a companion class that may be taken by anyone. Level 1 is not a pre-requisite.
  • Level 4 can be taken as a stand-alone class for those interested in conservation but not landscaping. While it is part of the Certification program, it can also be taken by anyone without having taken the Level 1 Prerequisite.
  • Level 1 registration fee is $45.
  • For all classes other than Level 1 the registration fee is $50 for Native Plant Society members or $65 for non-members. Become a member now.
  • For more information or to complete a mail-in registration, contact nlcp@npsot.org or (830) 218-7211.

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