Join Ron Horii for a tour of the UC Master Gardeners’ Martial Cottle Park Demonstration Gardens and Community Education Center. The 4-acre parcel within the 287-acre park contains native plant, pollinator and drought- tolerant gardens.
Volunteers will be available to answer questions and will give us a tour of their native plant garden. Learn about gardening techniques, plant species, composting, water- wise irrigation and more. Afterwards, we can see the 900- foot long native plant hedgerow planted along the edge of the park.
Later options are to see Our City Forest’s parcel with its native plant garden, see the park’s visitor center with its historic and nature displays or have a picnic in the park. For those who want to get some exercise, the park has 3 miles of paved, flat trails.
Bring a hat, as there’s not much shade. Water and restrooms are available within walking distance.
Space is limited. No drop-ins. RSVP is required on Meetup: www.meetup.com/California-Native-Plant-Society-Santa-Clara-Valley-Chapter. Families are welcome.
Directions to the trailhead, at the Master Gardeners’ entrance to the park off Chynoweth Ave., are on the Meetup page.