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
Maria Polezhaeva
Rhododendrons are truly some of the most beautiful plants created by nature. Both the diversity of species, of which there are more than one thousand, and the variety of natural conditions to which they adapt, are impressive. They can range in form from enormous trees of 80 feet (25 m), to cushion-like shrubs of four to twelve inches (10-30 cm) in size. In this article, I am going to share the tiny rhododendrons that I have observed since my childhood in my homeland...
Thomas Glavich
Growing bulbs in pots has a lot of advantages over growing them in the ground. One of the most important is that it would be nearly impossible to appreciate the delicate flowers and leaves of many of...
Christopher Pollock
The Victorian Rockery This type of garden was first introduced in the late 18th century when gardeners started to create picturesque artificial environments based on the imitation of natural rock...
Joseph Tychonievich
Jaime Rodriguez is a longtime NARGS member and the owner of The Alpine Garden Nursery in Palmer, Alaska.

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THE GARDEN AWAKENING: Designs to Nurture Our Land & Ourselves
THE GARDEN AWAKENING: Designs to Nurture Our Land & Ourselves
THE GARDEN AWAKENING: Designs to Nurture Our Land & Ourselves by Mary Reynolds Green Books, 2016. available in hardcover, paperback, e-book, and PDF When I was a young educator, a visionary book about no-till agriculture inspired my


Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Ophiopogon planiscapus 'Nigrescens'
Description and General Information: Mondo grass is a low, tufted,slightly stoloniferous grass-like plant with evergreen deep green leaves.  Leaves are 1-2 cm wide and up to 20 cm long.


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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