This is the most up-to-date listing of upcoming events for the Ixia Chapter. For a calendar of all events of the Florida Native Plant Society and its chapters, click on this link FNPS CALENDAR.  You can also access all of FNPS's past Lunch & Learn series at this link LUNCH & LEARN ARCHIVE

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Native Park Workday

June 1, 8:30 am to 11:30 am - Native Park, 3306 Park Street, Jax 32205
This is the Ixia Chapter monthly workday in our adopted Native Parks to remove weeds and perform other maintenance.  Come anytime and work for an hour or two. Bring gloves, your favorite garden weeding tools, water and any other refreshments & snacks you like. Dress for the weather & wear closed toed shoes. You will learn about native plants and meet people with shared interests in gardening and native plants.  No RSVP is required to participate.

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Chapter Meeting – The Beautiful and Rare Bartram’s Ixia, Calydorea caelestina

June 5, 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm – Garden Club of Jacksonville, 1005 Riverside Avenue, Jax 32204 and simulcast on Zoom (social period 6:00-6:30; meeting & Zoom begins at 6:30)

Speaker: Adam Arendell, Director of the Florida Native Plant Society and the Ixia Chapter

Learn more about our chapter’s namesake, the Bartram’s Ixia, an endemic iris found only in northeastern Florida. We’ll discuss its history, modern conservation and best times to see it flower.

Register in advance for this meeting:

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

No registration is necessary if you will be attending the meeting in person.

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Outreach Event – Plant Place Nursery

June 8, 9:00 am to noon, 5611 Fort Caroline Road, Jax 32277

Plant Place Nursery is the largest retail nursery in Jacksonville with over two acres of plants, including one of the most diverse selections of native plants in the city. They also have a well-stocked selection of gardening products as well as offering landscape design and installation services.

Ixia Chapter volunteers will have a table at the nursery on Saturday, June 8 where they will talk with people about Florida native plants and answer your questions.

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Outreach Event – Amelia’s Native Wildflowers

June 22, 9:00 am to noon, 97045 Miller Road, Yulee 32097

Amelia’s Native Wildflowers is a woman owned and operated stand that specializes in native plants suited to northeast Florida. During the summer, the stand will be open only one weekend a month. The next open dates will be June 22 and 23 from 10 am to 5 pm.

The Ixia Chapter will have a table setup on Saturday, June 22 from 10 am until early afternoon. Come by and visit us and learn about native plants.

Members of the Florida Native Plant Society will receive a discount for any plants purchased.

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Future Chapter Meetings

The Ixia Chapter meetings for the remainder of 2024 listed below will be held at the Garden Club of Jacksonville. Meeting speakers and topics are subject the change so check our Events page or see our monthly Events Newsletter for the current schedule of speakers and topics.

July - No meeting

August - No meeting

September 4 - Keith Ashley, University of North Florida Archaeologist

October 2 - Coreopsis integifolia, Hanna Rosner Katz, Florida Natural Areas Inventory

November 6 - Haley Moody, Blue Springs Institute

December - No meeting

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Looking for great native plant content? Check out all of FNPS's past Lunch and Learn series at this link

The map below shows the location of Native Park

The mission of the Florida Native Plant Society is to promote the preservation, conservation, and restoration of the native plants and native plant communities of Florida.