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Native Horticultural Symposium
Landscaping with California native plants is a proven technique for creating low-water, low-maintenance gardens that also provide refuge for wildlife and repair the damage to our urban and suburban areas. Be inspired to create a garden that welcomes wildlife by attending the Native Horticultural Symposium “Creating Habitat in the Dryland Garden” on Saturday, September 17, 2016, from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. at Foothill College in Los Altos Hills.
There will be presentations by presentations by Judith Larner Lowry, Sara Leon Guerrero, Liam O’Brien, Frederique Lavoipierre, and Bart O’Brien.
Register in advance at www.cnps-scv.org https://support.cnps.org/2016/creating-habitat-in-a-dryland-garden
Native Plant Sale Saturday, October 15, 2016
Scores of species of California native plants well-suited for our gardens and wildlife will be on sale at Hidden Villa Ranch on Saturday, October 25, 10am - 3pm. Speak to experts about lawn alternatives such as native perennials, wildflowers, and grasses. Native plant books, posters, and note cards will also be on sale.
Free Individual Garden Design Consulting. Gardening with Natives (GWN) will provide free garden design consulting throughout the day. Bring an accurate scaled drawing of your garden or a screenshot from Google Earth, along with printed pictures, and your garden’s sun exposure and views. We’ll give you suggestions on which plants would do best in your garden. Many of these plants will be available for sale that day. We’ll also have sample garden plans gathered from various sources that you can use as a template for your own garden design. Three garden designers will be available to help you with your specific plant selections, whether you have deer, gophers, extremely heavy clay, rocky soil, etc.
Chapter Nursery Receives Challenge Grant
Our nursery, the source of a significant portion of Chapter income and many of the California native plants members and others enjoy in their home gardens, is in the midst of a major renovation. We plan to finish the renovation before our Sale in April 2017 and we estimate it will cost $40,000. An anonymous donor has generously offered to match the first $15,000 contributed to help finance this project on a dollar for dollar basis.
Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CNPS
The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a non-profit organization dedicated to the understanding and appreciation of California's native plants and how to conserve them and their natural habitats through education, science, advocacy, horticulture, and land stewardship.
The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CNPS covers Santa Clara County and southern San Mateo County. It offers activities focusing on the many aspects of native plants, from gardening, plant identification, and photography to conservation and rare plants. Activities include talks and lectures and workshops, field trips, native plant sales, wildflower show, restoration workdays, and more. The chapter was founded in 1972; more history can be found here.