CNPS Santa Clara Valley Native Plant Sales
These sales are organized by the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) and are held at the Jean and David Struthers Native Plant Nursery at Hidden Villa. Inventory is updated once a month. Here is the most recent inventory.
You can check the weather at the nursery on our Bloomsky Weather Station.
Monthly Member Sale
CNPS members can purchase plants, t-shirts and "Native Plants Live Here" signs at our Monthly Member Sale Day held during some nursery workdays. You can become a member or update your membership online or at the sale. Our sale dates in 2017 are:
- Thursday, Jan 5, 11 - 2pm
- Saturday, Feb 4, 11- 2pm (to correspond with an extra weekend workday)
- Wednesday, March 1, 11- 2pm
- Wednesday, April 5, 11- 2pm
- Wednesday, May 3, 11:00 -2pm
- Wednesday, June 7, 11:00 -2pm
- Wednesday, August 30, 11:00 -2pm
- Wednesday, September 27, 11:00 -2pm
- No member sale in October - Public Sale
- Wednesday, November 1, 11- 2pm
- Wednesday, December 6, 11- 2pm
Check the Events Calendar for the latest dates and times.
Public Native Plant Sale
The Native Plant Sale offers scores of species of native plants suitable for California gardens. In 2017, our only public sale will be held on Saturday, October 21, 10 - 3pm. We will have a selection of plants at our Wildflower Show on April 29th, but we will not have a public sale in the spring. It includes free talks and opportunities to speak to experts about lawn alternatives such as native perennials, wildflowers, and grasses. Native plant books, posters, and note cards will also be available. Vendors such as Coyote Brush Studios and Emily Chin are usually there as well. Grassroots Ecology Nursery will have a booth featuring locally native plants. Public sales are usually held twice a year - once in spring and once in the fall.
Sales are held at the Jean and David Struthers Native Plant Nursery at Hidden Villa, which is located on 26870 Moody Road west of Foothill College. From I-280 in Los Altos Hills, take the Moody Road exit and head west. Two miles west of Foothill College, look for the Hidden Villa sign and driveway on the left. Proceed over the bridge, and drive about ¼ mile to the large parking lot on the right. The Native Plant Nursery is at the greenhouse just beyond the Dana Center. Cash, check, or credit cards are accepted. Bring boxes to carry purchases home. Free parking. No pets.
We occasionally sell plants to the public at events. In 2017, our schedule includes:
- Growing Native Garden Tour on April 23rd
- Wildflower Show at West Valley College on April 29th
Help Us Keep the Nursery Clean
Please help us keep exotic plant pathogens -- Phytophthora (pronounced phy-TOF-tho-ra) out of the Nursery by using the shoe brush (if your shoes are muddy) and disinfecting shoe mat as you enter. We thank you, and the plants thank you! If you'd like more information about these pathogens, check out our Phytophthora Fact Sheet.