Are you interested in gardens that are water-wise , low maintenance and attractive to humans as well as birds and butterflies?
Find out more information at the Santa Clara Valley’s 15th annual Going Native Garden Tour on Sat-Sun, April 22–23, 2017 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is a free, self-guided tour of home gardens landscaped with California native plants. Gardens in San Jose, Santa Clara, Cupertino, Campbell, Los Gatos, and Gilroy/Morgan Hill are open on Saturday. Gardens from Palo Alto, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Los Altos, and San Mateo are open on Sunday.
The tour offers a variety of gardens for viewing – from townhomes to 1-acre lots, from newly planted gardens to established ones. You won’t have to go far to see one: the gardens are located throughout the Santa Clara Valley and the Peninsula.
Visit as many gardens as you like – for inspiration and ideas and pictures. Native plants will be available for purchase at select gardens. Many gardens will feature talks on native plant gardening.
What’s special about California native plants? They are adapted to our soil and climate and are easy to care for. Many of our native plants are naturally water-wise and drought tolerant. They support a wide variety of wildlife that has co-evolved with them, and their distinctive look and elegant beauty gives your garden a sense of place that is uniquely Californian.
The self-guided tour is open to all. Admission is free but donations to support the Tour can be made at any garden; registration is required at www.gngt.org; registration ends at 3pm on April 23rd.
For more information, visit www.gngt.org or email firstname.lastname@example.org.