31st Annual Native Plant Society Of Texas Fall Symposium
Thursday, October 13 – Sunday, October 16, 2011
Omni Houston Hotel at Westside (13210 Katy Freeway and Eldridge Parkway)

Celebrate Native Plants and Make A Difference!

Texas Native Plant Week (Oct. 16-22, 2011) is a time to recognize the role of native plants in conservation efforts. Visit a native plant preserve to find inspiration in Mother Nature’s garden. Create a backyard WildScapes habitat. Planting native trees, shrubs, and flowers helps conserve water, improve water quality, provide habitat, and keeps the “wild” in Texas. Celebrate native plants this fall and make a difference by using natives in your landscape.

But where do you find these native plants and learn which ones have the best chance of succeeding in your local climate? Why, at the Native Plant Society of Texas Fall Symposium, of course!

Symposium 2011 will kick off Texas Native Plant Week in grand style by gathering together experts and gardeners from across the state, offering speakers, field trips, educational exhibits, workshops, and a native plant sale. This is the largest event hosted by the Native Plant Society of Texas and it promises to be a unique environmental educational experience. The symposium will be held in Houston, Texas, on October 13th-16th at the Omni Houston Hotel at Westside located at 13210 Katy Freeway and Eldridge Parkway. Hotel Registration is available now on the Accommodations page.

Our educational theme for Symposium 2011 will be

“Habitat CPR: Creating, Preserving, and Restoring Native Habitats in a Changing World” featuring the Coastal Prairies and Marshes of Texas

Symposium 2011 is open to anyone interested in the role that native habitats play in our daily lives and offers a tremendous opportunity to learn how to restore and preserve our state’s rich and diverse native plant communities. Please read our Welcome message for more details, then check out the other links on the left side of this page.  See you in Houston!

On-line Registration for Symposium 2011 is now available. Check back often for more information and updates to be posted on this website.