About Us

Kosteletzkya virginica

Chapter Flower: Seashore mallow (Kosteletzkya virginica)

Welcome! We are about Virginia native plants.

Conserving Wild Flowers and Wild Places.

Please join us! We meet on the fourth Thursday of the months of September through May at the Norfolk Botanical Garden, 6700 Azalea Garden Road, Norfolk, VA 23518 at 6:30 p.m. We do not meet during the vacation months of June through August.

Learn which native plants would be best for your landscaped beds, naturalized areas and wetland buffers. Find out how large the plants get the color of the leaves and the seasons of interest. Find out which plants will host certain insects and small animals so you can provide a diversity of wildlife habitats. Most native plants are very low maintenance to the gardener. Many plants just need their winter coats removed in early spring. “If it’s brown, cut it down; if it’s green, let it be seen” is an easy way to remember. If you do not know where to start, come to one of our meetings or email us your question or your concern. Our members are glad to assist you in your plant questions. Happy gardening!

Want to know which native plants are favorites of butterflies, hummingbirds and songbirds?

   Monarch Butterfly life stages   Monarch Butterfly

Then please browse through our web site for additional information on pollinators!

Serving: Isle of Wight County (including the Town of Smithfield and the community of Zuni) and the cities of Chesapeake, Norfolk, Portsmouth, Suffolk, and Virginia Beach.