Native Plant Society of Texas


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You have found the web site of the enthusiastic and growing NPSOT chapter located in the beautiful small Hill Country town of Boerne. We invite you to explore this site and stop by one of our meetings for a visit. Our meetings are free and open to the public. Join us the first Tuesday of the month, January-June and September– December, with a social beginning at 6:30 p.m. Meetings are generally held at the Cibolo Nature Center Auditorium, 140 City Park Road in Boerne, Texas. Occasionally, meeting locations must be changed. Check our homepage under “Meetings and Events” for updates.

Chapter Events

Chapter News

Native Grown articles

The “Native Grown” column is published in the Boerne Star newspaper. This column was originated by Bill Ward as a community outreach to educate the public about the virtues of

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Committees and Chair Persons

Demonstration Gardens

Demonstrating the use of native plants in home gardens and landscapes with a native plant demonstration garden. Locations include the main parking lot at the Cibolo Nature Center, Bill’s Garden/Teaching Garden at Cibolo Nature Center, and the Bergheim Volunteer Fire Department.

  • Main: Veronica Hawk,
  • Kathy Ward Bill’s Garden: open
  • BVFD: Wilt Shaw
  • Butterfly Garden: Theresa Butler

Maples for Boerne

Works with Cibolo Preserve to provide free big tooth maple trees for Boerne residents and businesses who can plant and care for them on their property, where they are visible from city streets or walkways.

  • Suzanne Young

NICE! Natives Instead of Common Exotics!

Promotes native plants from the wholesale grower to local nurseries, and homeowners.

  • Wilt Shaw

Plant Rescue

Saving native plants from construction sites and other locations.

  • Veronica Hawk


  • President – Felicia Zbranek Zeitman
  • President- Elect – Pamela Bransford
  • Vice President (Programs/Outings) – Lorraine Popp
  • Secretary – Crystal McElhenney
  • Treasurer – Ron Scoggins
  • Past President – Cynthia Brown

Other Positions

  • Historian/Public Relations – Pamela Bransford
  • Hospitality – Gary Rogers
  • Membership – Jane Jamison
  • Native Plant Sale – Kathy Webster
  • Newsletter – Lorraine Popp and Felicia Zbranek Zeitman
  • Facebook Editor – Regina Wheaton
  • Instagram – Sue Roddy
  • Webmaster – Mackenzie Brown
  • NPSOT Gleaners – Brenda Fest
  • Youth Photo Contest – Rheda Boardman
  • Field Trips – Veronica Hawk,
  • Kathy Ward Forward Trail Project – Delmar Cain, Suzanne Young
  • PGARP – Gary Fest, Veronica Hawk, Rachel Thompson