Mission: Make sustainable communities possible by expanding the supply of native plants and professional landscape expertise.

Vision: Urban, rural and wild landscapes everywhere are planted with native plants. Plants, growers, retail outlets, landscape and restoration experts are available in every community. Demand for native plants is strong and native plant businesses are thriving and attracting new professionals, including young people, to expand plant production and use.

How do we do it?

With your help, we focus on education and outreach programs that:

  • Generate more demand for native plants and professional services

  • Helps people, especially young people, explore career opportunities in native plants, develop professional networks and acquire the expertise they need to work with native plants

Native plants, the new norm. Together, we make it happen for all of us.

Our programs serve three distinct audiences:

  • Industry professionals

  • Students and emerging professionals

  • Gardening public

Based in Florida, we have partnered directly with FANN, the Florida network for native plant business professionals, and supported the efforts of other Florida-based native plant organizations to generate awareness, deliver information and engage the next generation of native plant professionals and enthusiasts. We invite inquiries from organizations outside Florida.

More reasons why ...

Preserving pollinator and wildlife habitat, water quality, resilient landscapes ... all of these sustainability challenges need native plant solutions.

We must grow and use more native plants. We need a developed and expanding native plant industry – growers, landscape professionals and restoration firms.

Today's small native plant industry faces many challenges in growing and using native plants, making them more widely available, and recruiting and training the next generation of native plant growers. The industry is in its infancy – not unlike where the production of healthy, organic local food was just a few decades ago – mostly small farmers and businesses with limited resources and perishable products that make experimentation a risky venture. Today we can walk into almost any grocery store and find good quality, affordable, attractively packaged and delicious healthy local food products. This wasn't always the case.

To sustain our quality of life, we need to make big progress in producing and using native plants. You can help us get there.

HELP US GROW TODAY.

1900 S Harbor City Blvd, Ste 229, Melbourne FL 32901.

Native Plant Horticulture Institute Inc. DBA Native Plant Horticulture Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization recognized as tax exempt by the IRS.

CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION REGISTERED WITH THE FLORIDA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE & CONSUMER SERVICES, CHARITABLE REGISTRATION CH 49382. A COPY  OF THE OFFICIAL REGISTRATION AND FINANCIAL INFORMATION MAY BE OBTAINED FROM THE DIVISION OF CONSUMER SERVICES BY CALLING TOLL-FREE (800-435-7352) WITHIN THE STATE. REGISTRATION DOES NOT IMPLY ENDORSEMENT, APPROVAL, OR RECOMMENDATION BY THE STATE.