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Native Plant Society of Texas

Native Landscape Certification Program

Spring 2024 Class Registration will OPEN February 1st at 8 am. The following classes are currently scheduled. This information is subject to change. Check back later for additional classes.

Hybrid classes involve an online presentation and in-person plant walks and exercises depending on the class. Online classes are presented via Zoom.

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.

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DateRegionClick to Register
3/16Houston AreaNative Landscapes for Birds
3/30 & 4/6San AntonioLevel 1 - Introduction to Native Landscapes
4/6BoerneLevel 1 - Introduction to Native Landscapes
4/13Denton/North TexasLevel 3 - Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes
4/20Highland LakesLevel 1 - Introduction to Native Landscapes
4/20San AntonioLevel 3 - Installation and Maintenance of Native Landscapes
4/20-21DallasLevel 1 - Introduction to Native Landscapes
4/20-21Tarrant CountyLevel 1 - Introduction to Native Landscapes
4/27LindheimerLevel 1 - Introduction to Native Landscapes
4/27Montgomery County/North HoustonLevel 1 - Introduction to Native Landscapes
5/4Houston AreaLevel 1 - Introduction to Native Landscapes
5/4Houston AreaLevel 1 - Introduction to Native Landscapes - Online
5/4BoerneLevel 4 - Stewardship of Native Plant Communities
5/11KerrvilleNative Landscapes for Birds
5/18Houston AreaLevel 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. 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.