Welcome to the Gila (Silver City) Chapter

We're having a plant sale!

Scroll down to see details about our annual plant sale, happening this Saturday, March 23!

The Gila Native Plant Society is committed to promoting education, research, and appreciation of the native flora of the Southwest; encouraging the preservation of rare and endangered plant species; and supporting the use of suitable native plants in landscaping. We hope that you will find our website a favorite resource to help you enjoy the beauty and value of the native flora here.

Meetings are third Fridays at 7 p.m. at WNMU’s Harlan Hall, Room 219, with refreshments following the program.

All programs are free and open to the public. The Gila chapter conducts field trips on the third Sunday of each month from April to September. Each field trip will be to a different location in order to explore the diversity of our native plants. Field trips are free and open to the public. Meet at 8:00 am in the south parking lot of the WNMU Fine Arts Center Theatre for carpooling.


Photo: Silver City Botanical Garden by Elroy Limmer

Gila Native Plant Society’s 17th Annual Native Plant Sale

Online Orders Still Available!

A great variety of attractive native plants are available to order at the Gila Native Plant Society’s 17th Annual Native Plant Sale. How does it work? You order plants through April 8 online at gilanps.org and they will be ready for pick-up just before Earth Day. Choose from a wide selection of native trees, shrubs, flowers, cacti and grasses! Plants will be available for pickup on Wednesday, April 17, 2019, at the parking lot on 12th and Pope Streets across from Gough Park.

Chapter Officers

President: Donald Graves

Vice President: William Norris

Treasurer: Wendy Graves

Secretary: Jane Spinti

Membership: Joan Limmer

Past President: Elroy Limmer

Member Communications: Helen Shoup

Publicity Coordinator: Betty Spence

Field Trip Chair: Hannah Blood

Education Committee Chair: Jeff Boyd

Conservation Chair: to be appointed

State Board Representative: Keller Suberkropp

Newsletter: Helen Shoup

Plant Sale: Keller Suberkropp

Book Sales: Ron Groves

Past President: Ron Groves

Annual Reports

2018 Chapter Report (PDF)

2017 Chapter Report (PDF)

2016 Chapter Report (PDF)

2015 Chapter Report (PDF)

2014 Chapter Report (PDF)

2013 Chapter Report (PDF)

2012 Chapter Report (PDF)

2011 Chapter Report (PDF)

Banner photo by Randal Pair; small inset photos courtesy of the WNMU Dale A. Zimmerman Herbarium.