Members make a difference.
What We Do
We’re on a mission to save California’s native plants and places using both head and heart. CNPS brings together science, education, conservation, and gardening to power the native plant movement.
Why We Do It
California has more plant species than any other state in the nation.
At least one third of California’s native plants are found nowhere else in the world.
Plants are the foundation of our ecosystems.
web of life.
Saves the California
Recent News & Stories
Inside a professional designer's mature native garden and her lessons on patience.
CNPS chapters each spring to host dozens of garden tours up and down the state. Thousands of Californians are able to tour real native gardens thanks to the generous hosts.
CNPS and partners have created an updated, science-based resource to address post-fire land care and common misconceptions.