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California Native Plant Society

Santa Clara Valley Chapter

Chapter Events

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The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society covers Santa Clara County and southern San Mateo. Want to learn more about native plants? Support California's biodiversity? Join us! We welcome CNPS members and the public at our virtual and in-person activities.

The Chapter's Online Nursery Store is a great place to buy plants and more (delivery and pickup available)

Our Native Plant Lecture Series includes a wide variety of talks with a native plant focus 

The Lake Cunningham Native Plant Garden provides opportunities to preserve and restore native plants


To receive weekly updates about our upcoming events, please join our Chapter News list. Subscribe by sending an e-mail to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.You can also learn about events on our Chapter's Facebook page and Meetup group

If you missed any of our 2020 talks or live garden tours, you can view them on our new YouTube channelActivities such as field trips and Keying With Natives are on hiatus until health ordinances make it practical to hold them again.  All nursery workdays and some restoration activities (Edgewood and Alum Rock) are being held on a restricted basis until further notice.

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CNPS-SCV Latest Events

Sat Jan 23 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Mon Jan 25 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Alum Rock Park Volunteers
Sat Jan 30 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Mon Feb 01 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Alum Rock Park Volunteers
Wed Feb 03 @ 7:30PM -
Gardening for Biodiversity with Native Plants
Sat Feb 06 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Mon Feb 08 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Alum Rock Park Volunteers
Wed Feb 10 @ 7:00PM -
Photography Group
Sat Feb 13 @ 8:00AM - 11:00AM
Lake Cunningham Native Garden
Mon Feb 15 @ 8:00AM - 05:00PM
Alum Rock Park Volunteers