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




Registration will close on Sun, Apr 19, 2015, 3:00 pm.
Note: there will be no e-mail help available on the tour day.

Click here to preview the gardens on the 2015 tour.

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.

On tour day, sponsoring nurseries will conduct native plant sales at select gardens. Part of the proceeds benefit Going Native Garden Tour. Please pay by cash or check.

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Be a 2016 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.

Preview the gardens on the 2015 tour.

Calendar of Events

View the 2014 tour report.

Prior Tour Gardens
  2014 Tour
  2013 Tour   2012 Tour
  2011 Tour   2010 Tour
2009 Tour   2008 Tour
  2007 Tour   2006 Tour

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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.