Welcome to the Lexington Chapter of Wild Ones

Fall is a good time for planting, once the rains have returned (and they will return!)

Our Wild Ones chapter will have a fall plant exchange on October 6, 6 pm to 7 pm, as part of our October membership meeting. We will lay out the plants that are brought (natives only and labeled) between 6 and 6:30, and we will choose the plants we want to take home after 6:30. You do not have to bring plants to take some home.

Also, Shooting Star Nursery continues to be open by appointment (502-867-7979). (Cash and checks only; no credit cards, no mail order)



Our Wild Ones OrganizationRosa Carolina seeds, close-up lp

  • advances the knowledge about the native plants of our region and their habitats
  • promotes the use of native plants in private and public landscapes
  • encourages the creation of gardens that sustain bees, butterflies, moths, birds and other wildlife


 Our Chapter

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  • organizes an annual plant exchange in May
  • leads outings and hikes in surrounding parks and nature preserves to observe the plants of our region in their natural environment
  • conducts an annual tour of native plant gardens for the Lexington community
  • collaborates with other organizations to promote sustainable landscape design and plant choices


Our Members

  • created a pollinator garden at Wellington Park, Lexington, and continue to maintain it
  • contribute to the establishment of community gardens and the restoration of stream banks
  • offer presentations to interested groups about ecological gardening
  • have planted numerous Monarch Way Stations in central Kentucky

We welcome the public to our meetings and events.