Northern Plains Botanic Garden Society (NPBGS)

Founded in April of 1998 by North Dakota State University 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 maintains the gardens at Yunker Farm Park in north Fargo.

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 displays at West Acres Shopping Center, the Northern Plains Farmers Market at West Acres, and the atrium in the Sanford Neuroscience Clinic.



Operate a Botanic Garden, Conservatory, and Arboretum in the Fargo-Moorhead area.


Promoting Community through Gardens, "civitati faventes horti"


We are committed to promote and maintain gardens for the collection and culture of plants, flowers, shrubs and trees. We endeavor towards the advancement of botanical science and knowledge, ongoing research, and

education about horticulture and gardening.

Meet the Board

Organization Information

Annual Reports, Constitution, By-Laws, and Tax Documents

Lou Worner

Staff Gardener

The secret to our botanic gardens looking and feeling great everyday – the friendly staff gardener extraordinaire, Lou.