Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

April, 2014
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Going Native Garden Tour
Since 2003 the Bay Area's pioneering native garden tour has showcased gardens featuring California native plants, where the gardens are waterwise, low maintenance, low on chemical use, bird and butterfly friendly, and attractive. Over 50 home gardens throughout the Santa Clara Valley and Peninsula will be open to the public on Saturday, April 26, and Sunday, April 27, 2014, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., with talks and native plant sales at select gardens. Admission is free, but registration is required at Registration ends at 3 p.m. on April 27, or when the tour reaches capacity. Space is limited, so register early to ensure a place. Volunteers receive invitations to visit native gardens throughout the year. For more information, visit

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California Native Plant Society
Interested in learning more about gardening with California native plants? Are you concerned about conserving the state's native flora? Check out the California Native Plant Society and find information on growing natives; efforts to protect native plants; events, tours, and plant sales; and how to become active in a local chapter.

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