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Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour

Come learn how to attract native birds, butterflies and bees to your garden, while consering water and eliminating pesticide use.  

Registration for the Fifteenth Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which will take place on Sunday, May 5, 2019 from 10:00 to 5:00, is now open.  This award-winning tour features thirty seven beautiful Alameda and Contra Costa county gardens that are pesticide-free, water conserving, provide habitat for wildlife, and contain 60% or more native plants.

This self-drive tour showcases a variety of gardens, from large wooded lots in the hills to small parcels in the flats. Native plants will be available for sale, and forty talks will be offered on the week-end of the event. Children's activities will be offered at two of the gardens, art sold at a dozen, and live music performed at seven. 

What’s special about California native plants? They are adapted to our soil and climate, are naturally drought tolerant, and they are 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, California native plants are beautiful; these lovely gardens display a sense of place that is uniquely Californian.

Pre-registration for the Tour is required. $10 to purchase the garden guide; donations requested.  This tour will fill; register early to ensure a place. Volunteers are needed. 


Sunday, 05/05/19


Kathy Kramer

Phone: 510-236-9558
Website: Click to Visit



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