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The sandhills of Hernando County are showy in fall in the Croom Tract of the Withlacoochee State Forest. Florida paintbrush (Carphephorus corymbosus) help paint the scene.

It's natural to love Hernando County

The Hernando Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society shares information with citizens who are interested in learning about Florida's native plants, their ecosystems, and all aspects of biological diversity.

Together, we learn how landscaping with native plants has a minimal affect on the environment. By using native plants, chemicals are eliminated, maintenance is reduced, water is conserved, and habitat is provided for wildlife.

Plant enthusiasts become acquainted with plant species that make their home in Hernando, and the types of conditions they prefer. Whether you best appreciate these plants in the natural landscape or the home landscape, we know you'll enjoy the Society.


Monday, Feb 6, 2023 – 6:30 - 8:00 PM
Monthly Meeting and Public Program
GFWC Historic Brooksville Woman's Club
131 S Main St, Brooksville, FL 34601

About our February venue. The "GFWC" in GFWC Historic Brooksville Woman’s Club stands for membership in the General Federation of Woman’s Clubs. Since 1910, Brooksville members have focussed on the tradition of “Unity in Diversity," focusing on Education, Conservation, Home Life, Arts and Public Affairs in their events and activities. The Brooksville's Woman's Club was federated in 1920, and the building was built in 1935.

Saturday January 15, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Workday in the Garden

Nature Coast Botanical Garden,
Florida Native Plant Demonstration Garden
1489 Parker Ave, Spring Hill, FL 34606

We would like to clean up for winter and cut back some overgrown plants. Also, a mixed species hedge will be planted inside the perimeter chain link fence later in the year and some remaining invasive species – native and not – need to be cleaned out of the planting area before we can install the hedge.

We hope to see you in the Garden on January 15th.

Get to know us,
get to know your county

Our meetings are held the first Monday of the month at 6:30 p.m. At each meeting we discuss native plants and native plant ecosystems. Subjects range from hummingbird gardening to black bear habitat.

Each meeting has delicious snacks, and friendly company, native plants on display, and an information table. Please join us for a meeting.


Join us in the field

We also offer guided field trips to help celebration the natural beauty that is Hernando County. We hope you'll decide to join in!

Embrace the Mission


Hernando County is home to a wide variety of natural areas from coastal scrub to the sandhills of the Brooksville Ridge to the cypress swamps of the Withlacoochee. Our fieldtrips explore the diversity of our landscapes and their habitats.


Through research and advocacy the Society seeks to ensure that natural landscapes are set aside to protect native plants and their habitats. Join us as we speak out for native plants and the wildlife that depends on them.


Returning Florida's native plants to the human landscape is a critical action for increasing biodiversity and protecting pollinators and other wildlife. Our planting projects help point the way.