What We Do


Survey Team GMHP. Credit: Daniel Whitten

Silver Steps Field Trip

Field Trips

SCNPS field trips are a great way to learn more about nature and the roles of native plants.

Many members and new faces came out for our lecture series


Each chapter hosts lectures to educate members about native plants, and many chapters have created video archives on their YouTube and Facebook pages.

Table Rock State Park. Credit: southcarolinaparks.com


SCNPS offers a statewide multiday symposium every other year, bringing together members from around the state to meet each other, enjoy top notch speakers, attend workshops, and explore regional special places.

Cullowhee Scholarship. Credit: Western Carolina University

Cullowhee Native Plant Conference

SCNPS is a proud sponsor of the Cullowhee Conference, THE regional annual conference focusing on native plants hosted by Western Carolina University.

Florida flame azalea (Rododendron calendulaceum), SCBG. Credit: D Lockard

Certificate in Native Plant Studies

SCNPS, in partnership with the South Carolina Botanical Garden, has created a certificate in native plant studies.