Coming Up: Going Native Garden Tour

The annual Going Native Garden Tour is coming April 19. Photo: Stephanie Morris, GNGT

The annual Going Native Garden Tour is coming April 19. Photo: Stephanie Morris, GNGT

The California Native Plant Society’s annual garden tour, the Going Native Garden Tour, is coming up Sunday, April 19.

The tour typically includes dozens of gardens all over Santa Clara Valley. All of the gardens have substantial plantings of California native species, and many are entirely native gardens. These California native plants are beautiful, and because they are evolved for our climate they can require minimal water and other maintenance (but of course a Sierra or swamp plant kept here in the valley will need some special care).

I’ve done this tour three times, and there’s always something new. You’ll never see every garden in one day, so just pick a few that are close together, enjoy the day, and be ready to come back next year to see some more.

The tour is free and self-guided. However pre-registration by April 18 is required for participation. To register for the tour, to volunteer as a docent, or to find out if your garden could be part of the tour, visit the GNGT website.

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