Connecting Habitats, One Garden at a Time
We are native plant enthusiasts based in the Acadiana region of south Louisiana.
Our major activity to “promote the use of natives in our landscape” is growing native plants. We propagate over 100 species native to our region from seed or cuttings at our greenhouse, the June Walker Memorial Greenhouse, in Arnaudville LA. We work most Tuesday mornings. Join us! No experience or notice necessary.
Our members designed and installed Demonstration Gardens at the June Walker Memorial Greenhouse in Arnaudville, LARC's Acadian Village in Lafayette, and the Rain Garden at Vermilionville. These gardens demonstrate how native plants can be incorporated into landscaping as well as provide plant material for propagation.
ANPP defines natives as the plant species that were already growing in Acadiana before Europeans arrived. These species evolved to thrive in our soils and climate and co-evolved with insects and other wildlife. Native plants are at the foundation of every terrestrial ecosystem on earth. Non-native plants contribute little ecological function and can be disruptive.