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
Rebecca Lance
When we built our garden, siting rocks even before the house foundation was completed, I had clear ideas of what I wanted. I wanted the garden to be waterwise, to emphasize western natives, and to provide habitat for pollinators and a myriad of other garden friendlies such as quail, toads, and lizards. I wanted it to be filled with carpets of pink, purple, blue… basically any color except yellow. Yellow was very low on my list of desired colors. Yes, I know— it is...
Alister Adhikari
I was born and brought up in a small hill town called Kalimpong in northern India, situated near Bhutan and Sikkim. My father was in the tourism industry, organizing tours and treks, and during my...
C.J. Agnew
Woodgrove is a small suburban garden bordered on the north side by a four-meter-tall (13 ft) beech hedge. An arched window cut through the hedging frames the picturesque landscape beyond, giving a...
Kyle Brine
About 70 million years ago, the tectonic plates underlying the Pacific Ocean plunged beneath the North American Plate and began to form the row of volcanoes known as the Cascade Range. Lassen Volcanic...

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High Mountain Flowers of the Patagonian Andes and Plants of Extra-Andean Patagonia by Marcela Ferreyra, Cecilia Ezcurra, and Sonia Clayton.
High Mountain Flowers of the Patagonian Andes and Plants of Extra-Andean Patagonia by Marcela Ferreyra, Cecilia Ezcurra, and Sonia Clayton. La Biblioteca del Naturista, 2020 and 2023 Written by experts on the flora of Patagonia, this


Maihuenia poeppigii
Maihuenia poeppigii
Description and General Information: This cactus is native to southern-central Chile and western Neuquen province of Argentina, growing primarily in volcanic soils at an elevation of 500-2200m.  Its habitat includes d


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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