The Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society is celebrating over twenty years in the community. Founded in April of 1998 by NDSU horticulturist Dr. Chiwon Lee and a group of motivated individuals, the organization received its non-profit 501(c)(3) status in 1999 and maintains a 9-member Board of Directors to oversee and guide its development.
NPBGS explored alternative locations and elected to refocus on the existing Yunker Farm garden site in north Fargo, and these gardens are growing and thriving! In early 2018 we reached a new agreement with the Fargo Park District to enhance and expand the gardens over a six-acre area along 28th Avenue North in Fargo.
With the dedication of members and community volunteers, NPBGS manages the botanic garden, the plant display changes at West Acres Shopping Center, the Northern Plains Farmers Market at West Acres, and the atrium in the Sanford Neuroscience Clinic.
This is an exciting time at the gardens. A time of building and renewal. A time of growth and connection to both the community and nature. And, always, there is time and opportunity to be still, and enjoy. Join us, and help us grow.