About The Michigan Botanical Club

The Michigan Botanical Club is the native plant society for the State of Michigan, and the home of the Michigan Big Tree Program.

The club was founded in 1941 with a focus on:

  • Conservation of all native plants.

  • Education of the public to appreciate and preserve plant life.

  • Sponsorship of research and publication on plant life.

  • Sponsorship of legislation to promote preservation of Michigan native flora.

  • Establishment of suitable sanctuaries and natural areas.

  • Cooperation in programs concerned with the use and conservation of all natural resources and scenic features.

The State Board

The State Board is comprised of members from the chapters. The Michigan Botanical Club Constitution determines the structure and responsibilities of the officers. 

The State Board Meets several times a year and reviews budgets, policies and club activities. It is also a forum for discussion on Chapter matters.

State Board Meetings are archived online here. This is an ongoing project to centralize and archive state board minutes.

Cypripedium acaule,  colloquially known as the Pink Lady Slipper or Moccasin Flower

Cypripedium acaule, colloquially known as the Pink Lady Slipper or Moccasin Flower


Huron Valley Chapter: Based in Ann Arbor, Michigan. HVC meetings are held on the 3rd Monday, September through April, excepting December, at 7:30 pm at the Matthaei Botanical Gardens auditorium, 1800 N. Dixboro Rd. Ann Arbor, MI 48105. 

Southeastern Chapter: Meetings are held at on the first Sunday of the month 2:00 p.m. Visitor Center, Heritage Park, Farmington Hills, during the Fall and Winter.

Southwestern Chapter: Meetings are held January through March/April, October through December on the third Monday of the Month, 6:30 pm at People’s Church 1758 N 10th St., Oshtemo Township

White Pine Chapter: Meetings are held on the second Saturday, September through April. Meetings start at 2:00 pm and are held in Room 142, Niemeyer Hall, Grand Valley State University, Allendale, MI.

Great Lakes Chapter: A widespread network of online members covering the Great Lakes Area and surrounding States. It is the newest MBC Chapter 2015. Occasional field trips and newsletters are offered. 

Learn more about the Michigan Botanical Club:

If you would like to download a printable brochure, please click here.

If you would like to download the constitution, please click here.