Going Native Garden Tour 2015

South: Sat, Apr 18, 2015, 10:00am to 4:00pm
North: Sun, Apr 19, 2015, 10:00am to 4:00pm

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




Click here to preview the gardens on the 2014 tour.

The registration for the 2015 tour will open on Sun, Feb 01, 2015, 7:00 pm.

If you would like to receive a reminder when the registration for the next year’s tour opens, please join the Yahoo! group “gngtNotifications.

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Be a 2015 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 2016 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 2016. The submission deadline is Mon, Nov 30, 2015, 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.