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Garden Native Tour 2017

The Garden Native Committee of the California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter (CNPS-SD) is presenting its fifth annual Tour, 'Gardens of Growth and Legacy', the weekend of April 1st & 2nd, 2017, from 9:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m. This enjoyable and educational weekend demonstrates that plants from our region can create gardens that are long-lived, water-smart and beautiful. We highlight design elements and plant selections that embody a truly Southern Californian landscape aesthetic. The tour is self-guided, allowing visitors to select the gardens they wish to visit and to do so at their own pace.


Chula Vista, Bonita, and Imperial Beach, Lemon Grove and the SD neighborhoods of South Park and North Park


  • Private gardens (20): staffed with interpretive docents, owners, and designers.
  • Public gardens (4): South Bay Botanical Garden (SBBG) at Southwestern College, Recon Native Plant Nursery, Living Coast Discovery Center, and the Tijuana Estuary Visitor’s Center. Staffed with interpretive docents.
  • Garden features: rainfall capture devices, edible plants, bird and butterfly habitat, and other sustainable features.
  • Live planting: a demonstration planting garden will be featured on the tour.


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