Colorado Native Plant Society
a non-profit organization dedicated to furthering the knowledge,
appreciation and conservation of native plants and
habitats of Colorado through education,
stewardship and advocacy


The 2021 CoNPS Annual Photo Contest is Now
Open for Business

Upload your best photos here to enter.  Photos may be submitted from July 1 through September 4.  Photos will be judged prior to the Annual Conference by online voting on this website by members of CoNPS. All members are eligible to submit one vote for their favorite photo in each of the five categories: native plants, native plant landscapes, artistic, native plants and wildlife and native plant gardens.  Photo winners will be announced on September 12 and $50 prizes will be offered for the first place winner in each category.  

Upload Your Best Photos Here

Upcoming Events

Scholarships to all CoNPS Events are available.


Tickets $25 for members, $35 for non-members. Each tour consists of multiple sites. 
South Denver Garden Tour
June 5, 2021, 9am - 5pm
Six different gardens! Click here for details and to register

Loveland/Fort Collins Garden Tour
June 12, 2021, 9am - 5pm
Five gardens! Click here for details and to register

Boulder/Longmont Garden Tour
June 26, 2021, 9am - 5pm
Six gardens! Click here for details and to register



CoNPS Starts Search for New Executive Director

The Colorado Native Plant Society is seeking an Executive Director.  The Colorado Native Plant Society is a Colorado 501(c)(3) Corporation whose mission is furthering the knowledge, appreciation and conservation of native plants and habitats of Colorado through education, stewardship and advocacy.  It is managed primarily for and by member volunteers to provide activities which engage, educate, stimulate, and create a positive experience for its members.

Position Description, Compensation and Application Process Here



It has been an unseasonably cold spring and the growers have told us the plants for our sale are just not ready. To give them the time they need we have no choice but to move the sale forward. 



The pick-up locations remain unchanged. We realize this change is an inconvenience and appreciate your patience as we make every effort to bring you the size and quality of plants you expect. Thank you for your continued support of the Colorado Native Plant Society.   

Native Grasses

Grasses! These important native plants can be so hard to identify. Here's your chance to learn the easy way from Dr. Maggie Gaddis.
Maggie, president of our Southeast Chapter, has just added two fabulous new videos to our website, Grassland Ecology
and Grass ID. Maggie is an accomplished teacher with a relaxed style - you will be an expert before you know it!

Check it out: Colorado Native Plant Society, Southeast Chapter


See the CoNPS 2020 Photo Contest Winners HERE






CoNPS 2020 1st place photo Contest Winner: Arctic Gentian (Gentianodes algida) (photo by Floyd Wright)

Aquilegia Subscriptions Now Available
to Non-members

You don't need to be a member in order to receive our full-color quarterly magazine.  Aquilegia is packed with feature stories about Colorado's native plants and landscapes, current conservation issues, research reports, native plant gardens and gardening and restoration techniques and issues. The magazine is filled with gorgeous photos of Colorado's plants and landscapes, poetry and even comics.  A one-year subscription is $30 for non-members, $20 for members. Subscribe here today!

Go to CoNPS Photo winners to see winners from 2012 - 2020

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