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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, June 5 , 2023  – 6:30 - 8:00 PM
South Brooksville Community Center
601 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601
Monthly Meeting and Public Program
Landscaping with Florida Native Plants
by Troy Springer, Springer Environmental

As we await the rains, it is a great time to plan enhancements in our home landscape. Our presenter, Troy Springer, owner of Springer Environmental Services, is "committed to restoring and preserving native Florida—one person, one garden, one yard at a time." Troy will share tips for plant selection, landscape design and maintenance that are the best match for your circumstances.  

About our speaker: Troy is past-president of the Suncoast Chapter of the Florida Native Plant Society. As a devoted wildlife enthusiast, Troy realized that traditional landscaping practice was harming what was most important to him. He dreamed of having an eco-friendly landscape and maintenance operation, and created Springer Environmental to do just that. 

About our venue. Join us at the South Brooksville Community Center, 601 E Dr Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Brooksville, FL 34601. This facility is on the East side of Brooksville proper at the apex of Jefferson (US 98) and Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd. We are enjoying this clean, modern, well equipped meeting space, and hope you will too!

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. 


July  3rd 2023, 6:30 - 8:30 pm

Annual Garden Party
Hosted by the Hernando Chapter to celebrate our landscaping projects

Whether you're re-wilding an acreage or taming wild Florida natives for a formal garden bed, we want to see what you've been doing! 

We will once again feature slideshows highlighting our Florida native plant landscaping efforts. Gather up your photos of  your landscape project or/and favorite native wildflowers, shrubs, or trees that you have planted in your yard. Plan on a 5-7 minute presentation in case we have a lot of offerings. 

This year we will be giving some special attention to our Members who are "on the map" as part of the Homegrown National Parks Program.  Join in at  https://map.homegrownnationalpark.org/Plantings/Map?country=US&locality=FL 

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.