WNPS: 2018 Native Plant Appreciation Week

April 22, 2018 - April 28, 2018


What's that plant? Is it a weed? Do you wonder at the plants you see in your neighborhood or while hiking in Washington's forests and meadows? Would you like to learn about low-maintenance, beautiful native plants that attract wildlife, or join tours through protected natural areas? 

Native Plant Appreciation Week 2018, April 22 through April 28 is a celebration of Washington's over 3000 native species, from desert plants to rain forest giants. With over 100 events throughout the State, everybody can enjoy, share and learn about Washington's splendid diversity.

Committees are now being formed to make the 2018 Native Plant Appreciation Week a reality. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Elizabeth Gage, WNPS Office and Volunteer Coordinator, at  or 206-527-3210.

Featured Events

2018 Botany Washington

June 7-9, 2018

Southwestern Washington is a botanically rich area that includes coastal headlands, extensive stretches of dune community, tidal marshes and flats, and lowland coastal forests that continue upward to the montane areas of the Willapa Hills.  The 2018 Event will take place on the Long Beach Peninsula, with base camp in Ocean Park, WA at the Ocean Park Camp & Retreat Center. Registration is now open.

2018 UW Botanical Symposium

March 21, 2018

The Washington Native Plant Society is proud to announce our involvement as a sponsor for the 2018 Washington Botanical Symposium. This program is co-hosted by the University of Washington Botanic Gardens and the University of Washington Herbarium at the Burke Museum. Photo by Joe Rocchio. Read More.

2018 Study Weekend
Rainbows of Wildflowers

May 4-6, 2018

The Suksdorfia and South Sound Chapters are preparing an amazing Study Weekend event in the Klickitat County area of Washington, including the Columbia Gorge and the heart of the Cascades Mountains.  25 hikes, 2 Key Note speakers and workshops including how to use the new Plant List Database, and more will be a part of this year’s event. Photo by Don Hardin. View updates on registration.