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Events

2021 Fall Plant Sale

2020 plant sale sign

Native Plant Sale & More

Saturday October 9

There's a twist to our 2021 plant sale - you have to purchase your plants online in advance. From October 2 through October 7 order online from the CNPS SCV Nursery store and the Grassroots Ecology Nursery.

Then schedule a time to join us on October 9th at the Dana Center at Hidden Villa to pick your plants up and shop for native plant-related items from:

No drop-ins. Even though we will be outdoors, masks are mandatory. If you forget to bring yours, we will provide one.

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Arcadia Place Pollinator Garden

Arcadia Place Pollinator Garden

This is one of several pollinator gardens created by landscape architect, Juanita Salisbury. They are part of the planned corridor to provide pollinators with food between the Baylands and Foothills Park/Pearson-Arastradero Preserve as outlined in Palo Alto's Master Plan for 2030. More information about the gardens and future plans is available in this article in the Palo Alto Weekly.

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Native Horticultural Symposium - 2019

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Gardening for Biodiversity in a Climate Crisis

Date and Time: September 21, 2019, 9am - 5pm.

"Garden as if life depended on it." -- Doug Tallamy

The symposium featured keynote speaker, Douglas Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home, and Bart O’Brien, Director of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden and the co-author of Reimagining the California Lawn.

2019 Symposium Flyer


The insect Armageddon, the collapse of the western Monarch butterfly, The Sixth Extinction—we are losing species at an alarming rate. Contributors to this crisis include invasive species, the ubiquitous European lawn, non-native landscapes and the loss of wild areas. Landscape professionals and home gardeners can act to turn this trend around. This one-day symposium showed you how to be part of the solution. 

Videos of the presentations at the 2019 symposium are linked below:

Venue: Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Rd, Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

We have a new benefit this year: attendees will be able to preorder plants from the CNPS SCV Nursery for pickup at the Symposium.

Going Native Garden Tour 2019

GNGT 2019South: Sat, May 04, 2019, 10:00am to 4:00pm

North: Sun, May 05, 2019, 10:00am to 4:00pm

 A free tour of native gardens in Santa Clara Valley & Peninsula, San Francisco Bay Area

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Native Plant Week: April 13 - 21, 2019

 goldfields leptosiphonDid you know that California has more native plant species than any other state in the nation? To honor California’s incredible plant life, the California State Legislature designated the third week of April to be California Native Plant Week in 2010. To celebrate, join our Chapter at one of the many activities we've scheduled during this special week.

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Native Plant Week: April 17 - 24, 2021

 goldfields leptosiphonDid you know that California has more native plant species than any other state in the nation? To honor California’s incredible plant life, the California State Legislature designated the third week of April to be California Native Plant Week. Celebrate with our Chapter at one of the many activities we've scheduled during this special week.

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2018 CNPS SCV Potluck Picnic

Please join us for the 2018 CNPS Santa Clara Valley Chapter Picnic Potluck Social at Stevens Creek County Park on Sat, September 15, 2018 from 11:00 AM – 3:00 PM . This is a gathering for our many wonderful volunteers and members. If you’re thinking about joining CNPS, come and hang out with us too. It's your chance to catch up with fellow volunteers and members as well as meet new ones. Space is limited, so please RSVP soon at:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/2018-cnps-scv-potluck-picnic-tickets-46896646131

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Going Native Garden Tour 2019

GNGTSouth: Sat, May 04, 2019, 10:00am to 4:00pm
North: Sun, May 05, 2019, 10:00am to 4:00pm

Since 2003, the Bay Area's pioneering native garden tour has showcased gardens featuring California native plants. This community-based tour is free of charge to the public. Each tour features up to 60 gardens, most of them private home gardens, which are open on tour day in a do-it-yourself, open house format.  Native plant sales at select gardens. Free of charge to the public. Registration required at GNGT.ORG. Organized by the California Native Plant Society (Santa Clara Valley Chapter) in association with UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County.

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Attend a talk & learn about native plants.

Wildflower Shows

Alum Rock Park Wildflower Festival 2014, Coastal Wildflower Day 2015, Wildflower Show at Hidden Villa 2015, etc.

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Upcoming Events

Sat Oct 30 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Sat Nov 06 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Tue Nov 09 @ 7:00PM - 09:00PM
Conservation Committee
Sat Nov 13 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Sat Nov 20 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden