Sundays in the Gardens with the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour!
Online, instead of in-person. Three days, instead of one. Free.
Don’t miss the chance to hear inspiring speaker and author Douglas Tallamy, who will kick off this event on Sunday, April 26 at 10:00 am! Following that talk will be a series of live garden visits.
Hosted on Zoom, and livestreamed on YouTube.
Join us for any or all of these free, online events, which will be held:
10:00 – 2:00
10:00 – 3:00
10:00 – 2:00
Pre-registration is required at:
(You will need to register for this event, even if you already registered for the Tour earlier this year.)
In a series of live garden visits passionate garden owners and the talented designers of the Bay Area’s most beautiful and inspiring landscapes will show us what’s happening in the garden now, feature their favorite natives, describe the native plant gardening resources they use most, provide tips for those just getting started, and more!
Schedule of garden visits:
Check www.BringingBacktheNatives.net for exact schedule of gardens we’ll be visiting.
Donations requested! This event has been time-consuming to coordinate; if you can help support the Tour, we would be grateful. You can make a donation on the Tour’s website, or mail a check to: Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, 1718 Hillcrest Road, San Pablo CA. 94806
Sunday, April 26, 10:00 am – 1:00 pm (Pacific Standard Time)
10:10 – 11:30 Renowned ecologist Douglas Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens” and the New York Times bestseller “Nature’s Best Hope” will kick off this event with the talk “Restoring the Little Things That Run the World: Why It Matters and What We Can Do.” (You won’t want to miss this awesome talk!)
11:30 – 11:45 Q and A with Douglas Tallamy
11:45 – 12:10 Nancy Niemeyer’s garden, Clayton
12:10 – 12:35 Leslie Zander’s garden, Albany
12:35 – 1:00 Stephanie Pruegel’s garden, San Leandro
1:00 – 1:20 Tour of East Bay Wilds Native Plant Nursery with Pete Veilleux
1:20 -1:45 Mardi Mertens’ garden, Berkeley
1:45 – 2:00 Mary Cooper’s garden, Castro Valley
2:00 – 2:25 Donna Bodine’s garden, El Cerrito
2:25 – 2:50 Maria Sargent’s garden, Danville
2:50 – 3:00 Music in the Garden and a montage of native plant garden photos
See the full schedule, find out more, and register for Sundays in the Gardens with the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour here.