Sundrops (Oenothera fruticosa) in Lucile’s garden

Spiderwort (Tradescantia virginiana)

Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida)


Golden-alexanders  (Zizia aurea)

Skipper butterfly Crownbeard (Verbesina occidentalis)

Cloudless Sulphur butterfly on thistle

Mountain laurel (Kalmia latifolia) Lucileā€™s Garden

  Annual Meeting 2018: New Quarter Park  Doug De-Berry

 Annual Meeting 2018: Phillip Merrit Native Trees Dowtown  

The John Clayton Chapter of the Virginia Native Plant Society was chartered in June of 1984 and was named in honor of the colonial botanist, John Clayton. Our membership includes beginners as well as professional botanists, novice and experienced gardeners, and folks who just like to walk and see some wildflowers and trees.

We present educational programs at our meetings, as well as to schools and civic organizations, conduct fieldtrips and workshops, participate in plant rescue and relocation, work on conservation projects, publish a bi-monthly newsletter, and have displays for libraries, schools, and events. We hold a native plant sale in April every year.

The John Clayton Chapter includes Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, James City and York Counties, as well as the Cities of Williamsburg, Hampton, Newport News and Poquoson.