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22nd Annual Growing Natives Garden Tour (GNGT) 
Saturday, April 13, 2024 10:00am

The Growing Natives Garden Tour (GNGT) is a free, self- guided tour of gardens within our Chapter area that feature a minimum of 70% California native plants. All are welcome to attend, but advance registration is required in order to receive garden addresses. These tour gardens are attractive, water-wise and low maintenance. They also use a minimum of chemicals and provide habitat havens for birds, butterflies and pollinators. California’s native plant gardens increase wildlife corridors in
fragmented habitats, preserve our natural ecosystem and promote biodiversity in our built environments. They help restore nature, one garden at a time! Native plant tours provide inspiration and information for native gardeners, designers and growers.

Nearly 50 of our home and public gardens landscaped with California native plants will be open to the public for in-person tours on Saturday, April 13 and Sunday, April 14, from 10:00am to 4:00pm. On Saturday, registered visitors may tour the gardens in these northern Chapter locations: Los Altos, Mountain View, Menlo Park, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Mateo, San Carlos and Sunnyvale. On Sunday, registered visitors may tour the gardens in these southern Chapter locations: Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Gatos, Morgan Hill, San Jose, Santa Clara and Saratoga.

If you can’t attend in person on tour days, you can visit online anytime at, which has a page for each garden including descriptions, photos, videos and plant lists.

Admission to participate in GNGT is free, but registration is required at to obtain tour maps with garden addresses. Register for the tour early to ensure access to late breaking information. Only one person per group needs to register.

Help spread the word! Print or post the GNGT flyer from here:

Call for Volunteers on April 13 and 14

The 2024 Growing Natives Garden Tour is seeking volunteers for our 22nd tour, which will take place on Saturday, April 13 (Northern Gardens) and Sunday, April 14 (Southern Gardens). The tour hours are 10:00am to 4:00pm each day.

As a volunteer you will help to educate garden visitors about the pleasures and benefits of gardening with California native plants. Volunteers also receive a custom designed T-shirt featuring a California native plant and are invited to attend GNGT garden previews throughout the year. We ask volunteers to select a minimum of one half- day shift. Knowledge of native plants is not required, as we have shifts for both greeters and docents.

There will be a virtual, pre-tour orientation on Thursday, March 28 at 7:00pm, with more details to be provided to registered volunteers. There will be about 50 gardens to select from. To volunteer for the 2024 tour please complete the volunteer sign-up form at

Help spread the word! Print or post the GNGT call for volunteers flyer from here: flyers/gngt-call-for-volunteers2024.pdf. The tour takes place entirely outdoors.

Location provided after registering at
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Upcoming Events

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