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Wildflower Show 
Saturday, April 27, 2024 09:30am

Our Chapter will hold its 49th annual Wildflower Show on Saturday, April 27th from 9:30am to 4:00pm at West Valley College in Saratoga. The show’s theme is Bringing Biodiversity Home. This family-friendly event features hundreds of native wildflowers and plants on display as well as a variety of activities for all ages. The event and parking are all free to the public.

A wealth of talks will be offered during the show. Our keynote speaker is Bart O’Brien, Director of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden (RPBG) and one of the authors of California Native Plants for the Garden. Other talks and workshops will offer the opportunity to learn about gardening for bees and birds, bioblitzes, wildflower arrangements and more.

Attendees will also be able to take tours of the Vasona Creek Restoration Project and the Biology Department’s Moon Garden. A selection of native plants and native plant art, T-shirts, books and other related goods will be available for purchase. A SOD (Sudden Oak Death) Blitz Station will be available at the show for people who would like to participate in the 2024 SOD Blitz. This is your opportunity to participate in this important citizen science effort to understand and control this deadly disease that threatens our oak trees. More information is available at

West Valley College is located at 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga, CA. For more information see the schedule at

Volunteers Needed

Our show depends on volunteers. We are looking for help on Friday before the show and Saturday on show day:

  • Show set-up
  • Transport of items to and from our PCC office
  • Plant runner
  • Table tidy-up
  • Greeter
  • Assist with book sales
  • Show take-down

If you’d like to help, please sign up at or contact Toni Gregorio-Bunch at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or (408) 373-4497.

We are happy to accept your used books to sell at the show. Contact Judy Fenerty at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. by Monday, April 22 if you have books to donate.

Location West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave., Saratoga
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