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
Rosemary Glos
Sedum was my gateway genus to rock gardening. In high school, I spent a few summers working at a green roof nursery owned by some family friends. Long hours planting and weeding stonecrop-filled modules gave me an appreciation for those hardy, water-wise plants. Planted en masse, they created a glowing tapestry of yellow, pink, white, and green that defied the summer heat and winter cold. I went home with pockets full of cuttings, which Mom allowed me to plant in a...
Joseph Tychonievich
Please introduce yourself. I live on a small farm in northern Indiana with my husband, Robert. I am a self-taught gardener, gleaning information from books, magazines, trial and error, and many...
Ursula Cruzalegui
CLEAR CREEK COUNTY, a small community in the foothills of the Rocky Mountains in Colorado, now has a beautiful crevice garden thanks to you and our committed volunteers. Scraps-to-Soil volunteers...
Erin Doolittle
DURING THE SUMMER of 2020, in full pandemic lockdown, I began to contemplate the future of the Scrophulariaceae bed. It is 20 feet (6 m) wide, ringed by a nine-inch-high (23 cm) granite curb, and sits...

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A Voice Above the Linn
A Voice Above the Linn
A Voice Above the Linn by Robbie Lawrence, with poems by John Burnside Alberbury, UK: Stanley Barker, 2020. A Voice Above the Linn is remarkable. It’s not quite a garden book, though it is about a man and his garden. It’s not quite an


Gentiana sino-ornata
Gentiana sino-ornata
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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.

Join NARGS and explore, learn and experience the real world of plants.


Report on Norman Singer Grant 2022
2022 NS Grant
NARGS Photo Contest 2022
photo contest
Crevice Gardening (N.Y. Times)
Crevice garden at Juniper Level Botanic Garden in North Carolina.
Traveling Speakers Program 2022 - 2023
Videos Online
Patagonia Tour 2022
Anarthrophyllum desideratum

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