Southeast Chapter 

Our NPSNJ chapter welcomes native plant enthusiasts in Atlantic County and Cape May County as well as anyone from areas west or north who would like to join us.

We hold eight evening meetings a year on the 3rd Monday of the month (Sept., Oct., Nov., Feb., March, April, May, and June).

We held our first meeting in September 2013 and over the years have featured presentations on a wide variety of topics -- including native plant propagation, rare plants of the Pine Barrens, shade gardening with natives, landscaping for butterflies, the secret world of pollinators, building no-fuss wildlife ponds, the ferns of NJ, plant conservation in a changing climate, and many others.

Our meetings generally begin with an update of upcoming events and current issues, move to a presentation by our evening's speaker, and end with a Q&A and open discussion. Our group is friendly and curious and contains a wide range of ages and backgrounds -- from beginning naturalists and gardeners to those with many years of experience. Come once and you may find yourself hooked.

We are delighted that Stockton College's Sustainability Program – specifically the Campus Farm Native Plant Project – is sponsoring us and making it possible for us to have meetings in an easily-accessible location, and a comfortable setting with the necessary "smart room" equipment.

As of September, 2020, due to COVID-19, we are having our meetings in webinar form for the next few months.

Our meetings/activities will be posted on the 'Events' or 'Get Involved/Upcoming Events' page. Click here..

Please contact us for more information at .

Meet our leaders:
Jesse Connor, Jack Connor, Barbara Fiedler, and Steve Fiedler  


Jesse & Jack's wonderful native plant garden is featured in the four videos you can find here: native woodland garden.

  • Four Native Viburnums for the Home Garden
  • Three Native Groundcovers
  • Two diminutive ground covers
  • Woodland Poppy & Lyre-leafed Sage

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