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Going Native Garden Tour 
Sunday, May 05, 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

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