The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CNPS is celebrating California Native Plant Week with a Wildflower Festival on Saturday, April 23. The event will be held at the Dana Center at Hidden Villa in Los Altos Hills, from 10 am to 3 pm. This event replaces our previously scheduled Wildflower Show at West Valley College on the same date.
We welcome the whole family with fun outdoor activities and an exhibit of wildflowers. Experts will be on site to describe different samples and answer questions. You can also stop by our wildflower seed table to take home some free seeds to sow this fall/winter. This will create spring beauty in your own garden – which can also feed nectar to butterflies, act as host plants for caterpillars, and provide essential habitat for native bees and insects.
In addition to the floral display, we will have a variety of activities, including a native plant seed exchange table, and wildflower-coloring activity for kids. We will be hosting several popular vendors, including Wild Jules Seed Balls and Emily Chin’s Pressed Flower Art. Our friends from the Grassroots Ecology Nursery will also have native plants for sale. New and used books, tshirts, posters, plants and more will be available from our Chapter as well. More information and a complete schedule is available at https://cnps-scv.org/festival.
The Dana Center is located at Hidden Villa at 26870 Moody Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022. It is west of Foothill College. From Hwy 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.