Going Native Garden Tour 2016

North: Sat, Apr 09, 2016, 10:00am to 4:00pm
South: Sun, Apr 10, 2016, 10:00am to 4:00pm

A free tour of native gardens in Santa Clara Valley & Peninsula, San Francisco Bay Area




The registration for the 2016 Going Native Garden Tour has ended on Sun, Apr 10, 2016, 3:00 pm.

Click here to view the gardens participating in the 2016 Tour.

The next, 13th Going Native Garden Tour will be held in the second half of April, 2017. If you would like to be notified when the registration for the next year’s tour opens, please join the Yahoo! group “gngtNotifications.

Be a 2017 Tour Volunteer

Tour volunteers can visit tour gardens throughout the year through a series of Garden Preview events.

Tour volunteers work one 3-hour shift on tour day at one of the gardens either as a docent or as a greeter.

Click here to sign up.

Since 2003, the Bay Area's pioneering native garden tour has showcased gardens featuring California native plants. This community-based tour is free of charge to the public. Each tour features 40-70 gardens, most of them private home gardens, which are open on tour day in a do-it-yourself, open house format.

The gardens on the tour demonstrate reduced water use, reduced chemical and pesticide use, improved habitat, and the unique aesthetic appeal of gardens designed with California native plants. Our website also provides resources to help Bay Area gardeners to “go native” in their own gardens.

Submit Your Garden for the 2017 Tour

If you live in Santa Clara County or San Mateo County, and California native plants are a significant percentage (50% or more) of your garden, we invite you to submit your garden for inclusion in the Going Native Garden Tour 2017. The submission deadline is Sun, Oct 30, 2016, 11:59 pm.

Click here to submit your garden. Additional details are on the How do I submit my garden to be included in the Tour? page.