Welcome to the Kerrville Chapter of the
Native Plant Society of Texas!

yapon holly berries by Joseph A MarcusOur next meeting will be a White Boneset by Sally & Andy Wasowski

Holiday Party

1:30 p.m. December 8, 2015 at Riverside Nature Center

     Visitors are Welcome!

You’re invited to come and share tips about native plant landscaping in a round-table discussion, bring a holiday decoration made from native plant materials and/or simply enjoy refreshments while visiting with fellow NPSOT members. 


The third week of October was Native Plant Week. Two events of note to the Kerrville NPSOT chapter included being represented at the state NPSOT meeting and celebration of the 20th anniversary of the Riverside Nature Center Gleaners.

npsotdisplayDr. Shannon Smith took a display from our chapter to the state NPSOT conference in Austin. The display was based on a series of posters “Why Native Plants?” developed by our chapter. You can view this series in the slide show at the bottom of this page.

Click here to read about Native Plant Week and some of the people from Kerrville who have been instrumental in increasing the appreciation of native plants in Texas.

In celebration of their 20th anniversary, the Riverside Nature Center Gleaners held a luncheon which was attended by several members of the original Gleaners group as well as the current Gleaners and others who appreciate their efforts. Interesting displays of seeds and dried flowers were on display.  Click here to read more about the Gleaners.

This is the perfect time of year to plant trees, and native trees will be available for sale at

the Kerr County Soil and Water Conservation District office

on November 14, 2015 from 10-12 noon

Click here to see a list of trees that will be available and for further information.

The Fall, 2015 NICE Plant is American Beautyberry (Callicarpa americana)


See the NICE! page to read about American Beautyberry and growing tips.   Be sure to check out the list of previous NICE plants on this page for additional garden ideas.

Be sure and look at the fabulous Beautyberry display outside the front entrance of Riverside Nature Center, 150 Francisco Lemos, here in Kerrville!


 Why native plants?

(Hover over the poster above to stop the slideshow; use arrows left and right or buttons above to navigate)

– The poster series “Why Native Plants?” was created by the Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas for the Exhibit “Wildflowers and other Natives,” displayed at the Riverside Nature Center during the spring and summer of 2014.

IMG_0824The Kerrville Chapter of the Native Plant Society of Texas maintains two native plant beds at the Riverside Nature Center. These gardens provide demonstrations of landscaping with native plants.  Please visit them to get ideas for your own landscaping and to enjoy whatever may be blooming when you visit.

Help Preserve the Health and Beauty of the Hill Country–