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18th Annual “Bringing Back the Natives” Garden Tour (April 30 – May 1)

Registration for the free, Eighteenth Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour and Green Home Features Showcase is now open. This year there will be four days of inspiration: two days on-line, and two days in-person. This tour will also showcase green home features.

The award-winning in-person Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour and Green Home Features Showcase will allow registrants to visit beautiful, water-conserving native plant gardens— 36 Bayside gardens on Saturday, April 30, and 15 Inland gardens on Sunday, May 1, from 10:00-5:00. All of the homes have native plant gardens; about ten will be sharing their green home features, such as solar panels and batteries, induction ranges and heat pumps, and more.

Through both the on-line and in-person tours, registrants can learn how to create beautiful native plant gardens, and also how to save money and time, and protect their family’s health and reduce global warming by ditching natural gas, generating clean electricity from their own home, and installing energy-efficient induction stoves and heat pumps.

Registrants will learn how design a native plant garden for color and interest throughout the year, garden for wildlife, lower their water bills, protect their family’s health and the environment by gardening without using pesticides, and more.

What’s special about California native plants? They are adapted to our soil and climate, naturally water conserving, and easy to care for. California native plants are better than non-native plants when it comes to attracting native birds, butterflies, and other forms of wildlife. And, as the gardens on the Tour show, these lovely gardens display a sense of place that is uniquely Californian.

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