Native Plant Center Events

What: Spring Landscape Conference—Going Public: Native Plants Take Root from Parks to Parkways

When: Monday, March 13, 2017, 8:30 a.m.–4 p.m.

(Snow date: Friday, March 17)

Where: Westchester Community College, Classroom Building, Room C200

Enter Grasslands East Gate, Park in Lot #4

Description: Increasingly native plants are being used in public parks, along roadsides, and beside waterways where they bring people in touch with nature; attract birds, butterflies, and other wildlife to otherwise barren sites; and revitalize local economies. Explore successful designs, and hear about funding and maintenance challenges. Learn which native species can face these demanding situations.

Speakers and presentation titles:

  • Patrick Cullina, Transforming Public Spaces with Dynamic Designs
  • Susan Barton, PhD, Enhancing Highways: Lessons from the Roadside
  • Aileen Helsley and Jason Wolfanger, Managing Roadside Vegetation: From Invasives to Pollinators
  • David Kvinge, Restoring Riparian Ecological Function
  • Heather Liljengren, Tough Plants for Tough Places: Mirroring Natural Habitats in the Built Landscape

For details and online registration, click here. For further information or inquiries contact The Native Plant Center, 914-606-7870;

Earn 5 LA-CES and up to 4 ISA professional credits.



What: 18th Annual Native Plant Sale

When: Saturday, April 29, 2017, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.

Where: Westchester Community College

Park in Visitor Lot #1

Description: Thousands of beautiful, beneficial native plants await your choosing at our annual sale. No need to wait: Other native plant species are available to order during our pre-sale, which ends in late February. Click here to see the catalog and plants and to download an order form.