NLCP Level 1 Montgomery, Grimes and Walker Counties 4/27/2024

04/27/2024 08:30 AM - 03:30 PM CT


Spring, 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 is presented by the Pines & Prairies chapter and is specific to the Montgomery, Grimes and Walker County areas.

In-Person at the Mercer Botanic Garden, 22306 Aldine Westfield Rd, Humble, TX 77358 
Online Test:  After completing the class and plant walk, you will be sent a link to the online test which you will have 3 days to complete.

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

Level 1 is a prerequisite for Level 2 and 3. Level 1 is not required for Level 4 which can be taken as a standalone class. Levels 2, 3, 4 may be taken in any order.



Class-specific & Technical issues: Jay Gowen -
Registration: Linda Foss - or (830) 218-7211

Jay Gowen
Bob Dailey
Aram Derewetzky
Patti Thompson

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.

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. 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." Account records are secure and will not be shared.

To register without logging in--click the "X" in the upper right-hand corner of the pop-up screen to register at the Non-Member price.

After Registration Watch for several IMPORTANT emails prone to getting caught by spam filters:

  • NPSOT registration confirmation email 
  • 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

Contact if you do not receive them.

Class Prices and NPSOT Member Discounts

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.