Rebuilding North America's ecosystems is a daunting task and will require the combined efforts of every individual and organization possible. If you have an event, seminar, conference, planting, plant rescue or other activity related to native plants, please let NANPS help you to promote it.
NANPS activities are also posted on links from our home page.
Let's grow together!
Homegrown National Park
On National Historic Site and Toronto and Region Conservation, will be holding a the David Suzuki Foundation, along with several partners including Fort YorkHomegrown National Park event at Fort York. Admission is free and the event will run, rain or shine, from .
At we will be presenting the Gardening with Native Plants workshop in the Blue Bunker. Visit trcastewardshipevents.ca to register. We'll have great resources, door prizes, and local, native tallgrass prairie seeds to help start your garden.
At the unveiling of the Flagship Community Canoe container garden sponsored by North American Native Plant Society will be unveiled. This project encourages residents to plant native plants for pollinator habitat throughout the Homegrown National Park. Throughout the event there will be food trucks, local beer, and a campfire.
Markham Pond Planting
Markham Civic Centre Pond Planting
Part 2, Saturday June 8th 2013
After many years of planning and fund-raising, the creation of a native plant garden beside Markham Civic Centre pond is under way! The first phase, planting native shrubs, took place on a beautiful fall day in 2012 and the wildflower planting will take place in the spring of 2013.
NANPS Annual Spring Native Plant Sales
Saturday May 7, 2016, 10am to 3 pm
Markham Civic Centre
101 Town Centre Boulevard, Atrium
Markham Ont. L3R 9W3
(N of Hwy 7, W of Warden Ave.)
Saturday May 14, 2016, 11 am to 4 pm
Artisans at Work
2071 Danforth Ave.
Toronto, ON M4C 1J6
(Woodbine subway station)
Sunday May 29, 2016, noon to 4 pm
750 Bloor St. West
Toronto, ON M6G 3K4
(Christie subway station)
All our plants are neonicotinoid free.
May 2015 saw three succesful native plant sales; one in Markham ON, and two in Toronto, ON. The local Markham newspaper wrote an article about our sales, including some tips for starting an eco-friendly garden.
Why does NANPS hold these sales?
The sales are NANPS primary annual fundraiser. They provide most of the funds needed to run the organization for the remainder of the year. They also serve as an educational vehicle allowing NANPS to showcase hundreds of native species and to introduce thousands of native plants into GTA gardens. Because we feel that it is important to help people choose the RIGHT plants for their location we have knowledgeable volunteers on hand to answer your questions.
2012 Members Challenge
Will you help NANPS achieve its goal this year? Check out volunteer opportunities with NANPS or join a restoration project near you. Every native species you protect, every invasive species you remove, helps NANPS, helps the country, helps the planet, helps you!
Native Plant Event Calendar