Welcome. We love Virginia native plants and enjoy telling people how to grow them.

Please join us. We meet on the second Tuesday of the month except for the months of June through August.  In 2023, fall meetings will be held at the Montgomery Human Services building in Christiansburg.  See Upcoming Events for info about programs.

Meetings starts at 7 pm and feature a speaker who talks about native plant related topics. We also host field trips to local and not so local areas that support native plants. In September 2019 we started holding an annual native plant sale in Blacksburg.

The VNPS New River chapter was chartered in 2005. (See the VNPS Bulletin Vol. 24, No. 3, June 2005). View our very first chapter newsletter, the Fall, 2006 edition of The Apical Meristem.

The chapter flower is the Fire pink or Silene virginica. Its flowers attract hummingbirds and butterflies. Seeds attract juncos, pine siskins, sparrows, water pipits, and horned larks.

The New River Chapter covers the counties of Bland, Carroll, Floyd, Giles, Montgomery, Pulaski and Wythe and the towns of Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and City of Radford.

For information about New River Chapter meetings or activities, please Contact Us!