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Going Native Garden Tour 
Saturday, May 04, 2019 10:00am
 

There is a new understanding of the importance of native plants in our environment, and the extraordinary role ordinary home gardens can play in “creating wildlife corridors that sustain populations of insects, birds and animals” ̶ The Importance of Native Plants, Fine Gardening, Julie Moir Messervy.

Visiting native plant gardens and bringing others along to witness their beauty and habitat value may be one of the most powerful individual efforts we each can make to entice and persuade our neighbors, colleagues, family, and even ourselves, to add more native plants to our gardens.

“...most native insects cannot, or will not, eat alien plants. When native plant species disappear or are replaced by alien exotics, the insects disappear, thus impoverishing the food source of birds and other animals.” ̶ Prof. Doug Tallamy in his book Bringing Nature Home.

The Going Native Garden Tour (GNGT) is your opportunity to visit gardens featuring California Native plants, most of them private home gardens. Please come on the free tour and bring others with you! Visitor registration is open at www.gngt.org. Registering ensures that you will receive a few timely reminders and the ability to download the maps. The 50+ gardens are located throughout the Santa Clara Valley (Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties).

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Upcoming Events

Fri Sep 24 @ 7:00PM -
Photography Group - Photo Sharing Meeting
Sat Sep 25 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Sat Oct 02 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Sun Oct 03 @10:00AM - 12:00PM
Stevens Creek Trail From Blackberry Farm to Linda Vista Park (Cupertino)
Wed Oct 06 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Maintaining Your Late Summer / Fall Native Plant Garden
Sat Oct 09
Native Plant Sale
Sat Oct 09 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Sun Oct 10 @10:00AM - 02:00PM
Alum Rock Park Restoration Tour (San Jose)
Wed Oct 13 @ 7:30PM - 09:00PM
Water Resilience in the Garden
Sat Oct 16 @ 8:00AM - 10:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden