Serving Watauga, Ashe, Alleghany, Wilkes, Caldwell, Burke, and Avery Counties.
The Blue Ridge Chapter is based in Boone, NC and was started in 2015.
Indoor meetings, with a speaker, are held on the second Wednesday of the month, September through April each year. Doors open at 6:30pm, with refreshments, and meetings begin at 7:00pm. Attendees are welcome to participate in a free raffle for native plant door prizes, following the speaker’s presentation. Participants are encouraged to save native plant seeds from their gardens to exchange at the December meeting’s annual seed exchange. Outdoor activities are conducted in lieu of indoor meetings May through August.
Membership to the North Carolina Native Plant Society is not a requirement to attend the Blue Ridge Chapter meetings or events.
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If you have ideas for programs or would like to present to our group of native plant enthusiasts, please contact us!
Since December 2020, we now have a seed library box installed at the Daniel Boone Native Gardens. The idea behind these seed libraries is that people can leave or take seeds so we can use it for a socially-distanced seed swap. We hope to hold our next seed swap in person again in December 2021. If you would like to participate or donate seeds for the seed box, start saving seeds for it!
The Blue Ridge Chapter occasionally organizes hikes, invasive weed removals, and plant rescues in the High Country. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram or join our mailing list to receive updates on meetings, hikes, and workdays.
Tater Hill Hikes in 2018 (July 15, 2018)
Greenway Trail Invasive Plant Removal (October 12, 2017)
Profile Trail Plant Rescue (March 17, 2016)
Cold Prong Pond Hike (April 16, 2016)
Boone United Trail Hike (February 18, 2017)
Contact the Blue Ridge Chapter