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California Native Plant Society

Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Wildflower Show

Please join us on Saturday, April 22, 2023 for our 48th 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.

Wildflower Display

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

The theme of our 2023 show is Climate Change - What can I do? 

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Our keynote speaker this year is Bay Area author Mary Ellen Hannibal, who will talk about the "Big, Little World" of citizen science.  Her talk combines deep personal notes with simple explanations for what you can do to make a difference. She is the author of Citizen Scientist: Searching for Heroes and Hope in an Age of Extinction. 

Other talks and workshops will offer the opportunity to learn about bioblitzes, Calflora, habitat gardening, wildflower arrangements, macrophotography and more. Participants will also be able to take tours of the Vasona Creek Restoration Project and the new Biology Department Moon Garden. 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 The event and parking are all free to the public.

Stay tuned for the the full schedule!

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