BASNCR Meetings

For the duration of the pandemic, all BASNCR meetings will be virtual via the Zoom platform, and generally will be recorded for later viewing. For privacy purposes, login links and links to recorded videos will be distributed via email.

Post-pandemic, in-person meetings will resume at the U.S. Botanic Garden which is located on the National Mall near the Capitol Building. Parking is free on Sundays in front of the building. Directions >

September 26, 2021 (normally the third Sunday of every month)
Artists' Forum
12:00 noon
Informally share what you've been working on.

October 3, 2021
Fall Quarterly Meeting

12:00 noon-12:20 – Log into Zoom meeting, greet other participants, and share what you’ve been up to.
12:20- 2:40 – BASNCR Chapter Meeting; reports; upcoming meeting dates; exhibits; activities and programs.
12:40-1:20 – Presentation by Lauren Hubbard (see below): Native plants and the pollinators who love them
1:20 – Meeting wrap-up and adjourn

About our speaker: Lauren Hubbard, Ph.D., owner of Native By Design
Lauren works with property owners and organizations, providing sustainable landscaping services including design, coaching, small scale installation, and project management, as well as operating a nursery offering local ecotype native plants. She is on the board of the Maryland Native Plant Society with a particular interest in the preservation of genetic diversity in our native plant populations. Lauren launched the Butterfly Bandwagon project, a neighbor-to-neighbor information and resource sharing approach to promote and support the use of native plants in landscaping. She holds a Ph.D. in Plant Biology and is a certified Chesapeake Bay Landscape Professional, Weed Warrior, and Master Gardener. Her Facebook page >

November 7, 2021
Special Presentation
12:00 noon?
Erica Smith, Master Gardener: Heirloom vegetables



October 13-17, 2021 ONLINE
ASBA Annual Meeting & Conference
July 15 - Registration opens 
More information >


Exhibits & Projects


Other Events

General botanical art events that may be of interest to the BASNCR membership are often shared by the president via email.


Newsletter Submission Deadlines

TBA – Winter 2021 issue
Submissions (articles and images) should be emailed to Editor Betsy Lyon. Send 300-dpi scanned images in JPEG format, labeled with your name, scientific and common plant names, and medium used. Please write 'BASNCR Autumn 2021 newsletter’ in the subject line.

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