About Us

We are a chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. This is a statewide organization whose mission is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida. (Brief Explanation of state FNPS)

We meet on the 4th Friday of the month, 1:30 - 3:00 pm at Big Cypress Recreation Center 3110 Hendry Drive, The Villages, Florida. All are invited to visit a meeting and learn more about what we are doing in The Villages to promote the health of our environment.

Chapter Vision

The Villages becomes renowned for its extensive use of native plants and award winning native plant landscapes.

Chapter Guidelines for Landscapes download Word 15 kb PDF 43kb


FNPS membership is tax deductible and runs 12 months from the date you sign up.  Forms and annual dues are accepted at the meeting or you can join on-line at www.fnps.org   If you have not joined, please consider doing so or renewing your membership at the highest level you can afford. 

Membership helps to provide funds that will enable us to protect Florida's native plant heritage.


Phone: 352-674-8385 Email:  fnpsthevillages@gmail.com

The Villages Chapter FNPS Officers

President:  Stephen Turnipseed 352-674-8385
Residental Excellence Award
Vice-President of Programs:  Roger Selch
Vice-President of Field Trips:  Georgette Gerry
Secretary:  Joannene Hudak
Treasurer:  Judith Mason
Membership Officer: Myrna Farquhar
Chapter rep:  Carol Shears

Web: Barbara Wertz web@thevillages.fnpschapters.org

State Level Committment

Learn about the dues structure and benefils plus the state mission. Join us!

FNPS Annual Conterence

May 19-22 at the Daytona Beach Resort and Conference Center

What is a Native Plant?

For most purposes, the phrase Florida native plant refers to those species occurring within the state boundaries prior to European contact, according to the best available scientific and historical documentation. More specifically, it included those species understood as indigenous, occurring in natural associations in habitats that existed prior to significan human impacts and alterations of the landscape. Source: Palmetto title page

By-Laws adopted January 22, 2016

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Native Plant Horticultural  Foundation



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Published on  29.04.2019

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