Going Native Garden Tour 2017

South: Sat, Apr 22, 2017, 10:00am to 4:00pm
North: Sun, Apr 23, 2017, 10:00am to 4:00pm

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




Be a 2018 Tour Volunteer

Tour volunteers can visit tour gardens throughout the year through a series of Garden Preview events and receive a custom GNGT T-shirt with artwork that changes yearly.

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 up to 60 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 2018 Tour

If you live in Santa Clara County or San Mateo County, and California native plants are a significant percentage (60% or more) of your garden, we invite you to submit your garden for inclusion in the Going Native Garden Tour 2018. The submission deadline is Tue, Oct 31, 2017, 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.

The registration for the 2017 Going Native Garden Tour will open on Sun, Dec 25, 2016, 12:00 pm.

The next, 15th Going Native Garden Tour will be held on April 22 and 23, 2018. If you would like to be notified when the registration for the next year’s tour opens, please join the Yahoo! group “gngtNotifications.