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California Native Plant Society

Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Wildflower Show - 2024

Bringing Biodiversity Home

Please join us on Saturday, April 27, 2024 from 9:30 am - 4 pm for our 49th Wildflower Show at West Valley College. This family-friendly event features hundreds of native wildflowers and plants on display as well as a variety of activities for all ages. The event and parking are all free to the public. Our keynote speaker this year is Bart O'Brien with a talk on Creating Habitat and Beauty in your Garden with Native Plants.

The show will feature hundreds of species of wildflowers and native plants from Santa Clara, San Mateo and surrounding counties gathered and identified by our volunteer collectors. In addition to local plants, we will have a section featuring flowers from native plant gardens in our Chapter.


Talk Time Presenter
SOD Blitz Kickoff 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM Douglas Schmidt, Ph.D.
Creating Habitat and Beauty in your Garden with Native Plants 11:00 AM - 11:45 PM Bart O’Brien
Gardening for Biodiversity 12:00 PM - 12:45 PM John Kehoe
Gardening for Birds 1:00 PM –1:45 PM Ann Hepenstal

A selection of native plants and native plant art, t-shirts, books and other related goods will be available for purchase. A SOD (Sudden Oak Death) Blitz Station will be available at the show for people who would like to participate in the 2023 SOD Blitz. More information is available at

Workshops and ToursMerav oak tree

Event Time
Wildflower arrangement with Madeline Morrow 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM
Botanical Photography with your Phone with Valentina Lyau 11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Moon Garden tour with Leticia Gallardo and Molly Schrey 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
Vasona Creek tour with Scott Ludwig 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
BioBlitz and Phone Macrophotography with Merav Vonshak 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM


Performer Time
Bill Walker, Jazz Keyboardist 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM
West Valley Jazz Ensemble 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM


Information Tables


The show depends on volunteers - please consider helping if you have time. It's a great way to meet new people while learning more about the plants. Sign up here.

The West Valley College campus is located at 14000 Fruitvale Avenue in Saratoga. The show will be located in the Biology wing of the Science and Math buildings, which parallels Allendale Avenue. Free parking in lots 2 and 3 during the event. 

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