The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CNPS maintains a native plant nursery on the grounds of Hidden Villa Ranch in Los Altos Hills. Volunteers propagate native plants throughout the year under the direction of Melanie Cross, Jean Struthers, and Ray Deutsch. Plants are made available for sale to the public two times a year, once in spring, and once in the fall. Additionally, members may purchase plants during Monthly Member Sales (see Calendar for dates and times).
To grow plants for our sales, our native plant nursery work sessions take place every Wednesday and Thursday, from 10am to 1pm May through October and 12pm to 3pm November through April. Bring garden gloves, sunhat, clippers, and your lunch if you like. Other tools will be provided at the nursery. Knowledge of plants is not necessary: your willingness to help is all that's required.
Directions: Hidden Villa is located on Moody Road west of Foothill College. From Hwy 280 in Los Altos Hills, take the Moody Road exit and head west. Two miles west of Foothill College, look for the Hidden Villa sign and driveway on the left. Proceed over the bridge, and park in the Dana Center parking lot to your right. The Native Plant Nursery is at the greenhouse just beyond the Dana Center.
Proceeds from plant sales are the major source of funding for all chapter activities.
The CNPS Native Plant Sale is coming up on Saturday, October 17 from 10:00am to 3:00pm.
NEW: CNPS members can now purchase plants, books and "Native Plants Live Here" signs (and anyone can become a member, or update their membership) at our Monthly Member Sale Day held during some nursery workdays. Sale days in 2015 are Wednesday August 26, and Wednesday September 30, from 10 am to 1 pm. In October there will be no Monthly Member sale day - just the Fall Sale. The Monthly Member sales will resume on November 4 and continue on the first Wednesdays of the month during winter workday hours, noon – 3 pm. (Check the Calendar for the latest dates and times.)