NLCP Level 1 Austin Hybrid Oct 18-19 2023 Hybrid

10/18/2023 12:00 PM - 04:15 PM CT


Online plus Plant Walk at the Wildflower Center
Austin, TX


Learn about the benefits of native plants, desirable plants for your area and design considerations for your landscape. NLCP is a state-wide program, but classes focus on the characteristics and plants in the region in which they are taught. NOTE: This class involves a Zoom presentation and in-person plant walk over 2 days. The content is specific to the greater-Austin area.


Date and Time
October 18, 12-4:15 pm: Presentations via Zoom (join early for a Noon start time)
October 19: 9-11 am: Plant Walk at the Lady Bird Johnson Wildflower Center - 4801 La Crosse Ave, Austin, TX 78739
Optional Online Test:  After completing the class, you will be sent a link to the test which you will have 3 days to complete.

Plant Walk Details:

  • The Wildflower Center recommends allowing 30 minutes for parking and check-in.
  • The NLCP class will meet by the admission kiosk. Class registrants will not be charged an admission fee to the Wildflower Center. 

Class Outline
Level 1: Introduction to Native Landscapes

  • Learn the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes
  • Understand the differences between sustainable and conventional development
  • Discover your Texas ecoregion, vegetation, and soil.
  • Become familiar with 45 native Texas plants recommended for your landscape and 5 plants to avoid

NLCP Level 1 is a prerequisite for Levels 2 & 3 which may be taken in any order. 

Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP)

The Native Landscape Certification Program (NLCP) is a four-level certification program that teaches the value of including and preserving native plants in landscapes. Classes focus on the characteristics and plants of the region in which they are taught. Check it out.


Jackie O'Keefe
Jane Tillman
Kathy Trizna

Registration Process

You must log in to register at the Member Price.  NPSOT creates an "account" for you the first time you register for an event or become a NPSOT member. All NPSOT related records are stored on this account. When you "Click to register online", a "Log In" screen pops up. If you do not already have a login for NPSOT, set one up by filling in the email address used to complete your registration and clicking "Recover Account." If you do not wish to log in to your account, click the "X" in the upper right-hand corner of the pop-up screen to register at the Non-Member price. Account records are secure and will not be shared

After Registration Watch for:

NPSOT registration confirmation email - check junk mail
1 week prior to class - reminder email
3 days prior to class - an email with class materials and Zoom links
1 day prior and day-of class - final reminder emails

Discount - NPSOT Members

Level 1: $45 for all
Levels 2, 3, 4 and Native Landscapes for Birds:

$50 - Native Plant Society of Texas (NPSOT) members
$65 - Non-members. Become a NPSOT member. 


Contact: Linda Foss or (830) 218-7211. Fees may not be applied to future classes. Cancellations made by midnight on the Monday prior to class are eligible for a refund. Upon cancellation, a $10 handling fee is deducted from the refund. Thanks for your understanding in this matter.


Registration: Linda Foss or (830) 218-7211
Class-specific & Technical issues:  Meg Inglis  (512) 589-1316