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CNPS-San Diego Garden Tour: Inviting Nature Home
Apr
13
to Apr 14

CNPS-San Diego Garden Tour: Inviting Nature Home

FEATURING THE CALIFORNIA NATIVE GARDENS OF CENTRAL SAN DIEGO COUNTY

PC: Dennis Mudd

The California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter (CNPS-San Diego) presents its seventh annual Garden Tour, Inviting Nature Home: Native Gardens of Central San Diego County, the weekend of April 13 & 14, 2019 from 10:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m. each day. Spend a day or two exploring and learning from these gardens that highlight plants that create habitat, dry streambed bioswales, adjacent natural areas, water catchment devices, slope gardens, charming water features, bridges, sculptures and more. Be inspired this Spring!

LOCATION

Rancho Bernardo, Scripps Ranch, Poway, Rancho Penasquitos, Clairemont

PC: Judie Lincer

GARDENS

-Entry to 14 private residential gardens staffed with interpretive docents, owners, and designers

-7 additional FYI (Front Yard Inspiration) gardens on the route

-Instructional presentations and plantings on Saturday and Sunday

-Guided tours offered of the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center Garden at Pauwai

ON SALE DURING THE TOUR

-A comprehensive selection of California native plant-related books on sale at the door ticket sales location in Scripps Ranch

-Seeds for over 100 species of California native plants. Start your garden from scratch with minimal investment.

-An expanded array of California native plants in 1 gallon and 5 gallon sizes from Moosa Creek Nursery will be available at Walter Andersen Nursery in Poway during Tour weekend.


Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center at Pauwai

(SUNDAY ONLY, ONLINE PURCHASE ONLY)

Photo courtesy of Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center of Pauwai

Photo courtesy of Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center of Pauwai

Take a one-hour Guided Tour on Sunday, April 14! The 5-acre Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center at Pauwai features a demonstration garden representing local plant life as the Kumeyaay knew it 2,000 years ago. This authentic habitat site includes a hillside walk for the adventurous explorer. You will be guided along this trail by knowledgeable docents where you can run your fingers over deep acorn grinding holes, peer into accurate representation of native huts (‘ewaas) and breathe in California's signature aromas of sage and pine. Learn about how plants were used for food, clothing, shelter and medicines (ethnobotany) and behold this special site where you can truly envision how this land looked so long ago.

The cost will be $10 and 50% of that will be donated to the City of Poway for the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center. Buy your tickets early as we expect that this will sell out quickly.

PC: Judie Lincer

TICKETS

Early Bird Tickets Online: $25 (children under 18 admitted for free) on sale through March 14. Garden Tour tickets give attendees admission on both days of the tour.

Garden Tour Online: $30 through Friday, April 12.

Garden Door Tickets during Tour Weekend : $35 on sale until Noon on Sunday, April 14. Purchase at Tickets-and-Info Garden on Tour weekend ONLY: 11855 Caminito Sanudo, San Diego, CA

Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center Guided Tour Tickets: $10 additional per ticket, buy for time (Sunday 10:30am, 11:30am, 1pm, 2:30pm), choose time carefully since these cannot be switched to another time. These Guided Tour tickets are ONLY available if you purchase a Garden Tour ticket.

Kumeyaay Ipai Guided Tour Tickets will be on a will call list for check in at the Kumeyaay Ipai Interpretive Center garden. On tour days, remaining Guided Tour tickets will only be available online.

  • All participants buying Garden Tour Online tickets before April 6 will have a tour booklet mailed to their address within the week preceding the Tour so that they can begin the tour at any garden location during Tour weekend.

  • Details may change without notice. This is a rain or shine event. Tickets are not refundable but are transferable to another person.

Questions Please email tour@cnpssd.org

PC: Lee Gordon

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Fall California Native Plant Sale
Oct
13
9:00 AM09:00

Fall California Native Plant Sale

Photo: Chris Hendrickson

Photo: Phillip Roullard

This event is held during the perfect planting season for those starting or supplementing a California native garden. There will be California native plants of just about every description from grasses to trees and shrubs, perennials to annuals, and even some succulents and ferns. 

California native plants are optimal for saving water; attracting native birds, bees and butterflies; and preserving San Diego’s natural heritage.

 

 

The sale will be held in the Balboa Park’s Theater Courtyard between the Casa Del Prado Theater and Casa Del Prado and across from the West entrance of the San Diego Natural History Museum. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted.

Here are some more lists of plants available at the upcoming plant sale to aid you in selection.

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“What Do I Do Now – Now that I Have Purchased All of These Plants?” Speaker: CNPS-SD Garden Committee expert, Lee Gordon

Casa del Prado, Room 104 at 1:00 and 2:00pm, Saturday, Oct 13


Photo: Chris Hendrickson

·            250+ different species of California native plants

·            100+ different species of California native seeds and bulbs

·            Books and merchandise for sale

·            Members receive discount of 10% on all plants purchased

·            An Ask Me table of experts to answer your questions

And this year there are two free afternoon workshop sessions: “What Do I Do Now – Now that I Have Purchased All of These Plants?” given by Garden Committee expert Lee Gordon.

Photo: Chris Hendrickson

Photo: Chris Hendrickson

For questions, please email: plantsale@cnpssd.org

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CNPS-San Diego Garden Tour: Native Gardens for Beauty and Sustainability
Apr
14
to Apr 15

CNPS-San Diego Garden Tour: Native Gardens for Beauty and Sustainability

Join us on the 6th Annual CNPS Native Garden Tour that will be held in North County on Saturday & Sunday, April 14th & 15th and includes the areas of Encinitas, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido.  We are featuring 17 residential gardens and several non-residential and public gardens.  Spend a day or two exploring some lovely neighborhoods and backcountry areas. We have a great variety of lovely gardens including features such as gardening on slopes, dry streambeds, bioswales, water catchment, charming water features, bridges, garden art, striking sculptures and more.

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California Native Gardening Demonstration Winter Workshop: See How It’s Done!
Feb
10
9:00 AM09:00

California Native Gardening Demonstration Winter Workshop: See How It’s Done!

Photo by Jeff Silva

THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT!

Please email us at specialevents@cnpssd.org if you'd like to get first word and offers on all upcoming special events. 

You're invited! Please join us for a day of speaker presentations and hands-on sessions with field experts. This is a great opportunity for you to gain important knowledge about native gardening. The workshop is held in perfect timing for late winter/spring planting.

LEARN HOW TO

  • Propagate natives from seed & cuttings
  • Successfully plant, irrigate and maintain native gardens
  • Participate in a tour of the Garden's native plant preserve including explanations of San Diego's wildlife ecology, diverse plant populations, ethnobotanical uses of native plants such as food and medicinal uses, dyes, Kumeyaay dwellings, etc.
  • Learn about installing raptor nest boxes and other forms of gopher control for your garden

DETAILS

There will be 5 presentations, hands-on seminars, and demos in which attendees will be invited to participate. A couple of sessions will break into two smaller groups for easier hands-on participation and in the following session the groups switch place. Everybody gets to participate in all sessions! We will wind up the day with an expert panel. 

Throughout all sessions attendees will learn ways in which to plant and maintain natives, how to lessen inevitable damage from gophers and the far-reaching benefits of using native horticulture. These benefits include low-water use, low maintenance, and providing habitat for native wildlife including birds and other pollinators.

  • Breakfast, Snacks, Starbucks coffee & Lunch are included with your ticket.
  • Select seeds and books will be available for purchase at the workshop as well as other educational materials for you to take home and enhance the day's knowledge.
  • Stroll the grounds with free admission to the SD Botanic Garden after the workshop.

Photo by Stephen Rosenthal

SCHEDULE

8:15-8:45 am Registration and Breakfast

9-9:50 am Propagation Using Cuttings and Seeds
Su and Hank Kraus (Owners, Moosa Creek Nursery)

10-11:50am Hands-on Native Horticultural Plant Garden & Native Plant Preserve Tour
Lucy Warren and Greg Rubin (Co-authors of two books on California native gardening)
Tony Gurnoe (Horticultural Director, SD Botanic Garden)

11:50am Lunch

12:10pm Irrigation Explored
Mike Evans (Founder, Tree of Life Nursery)

1:00-2:30pm Barn Owl/Kestrel Box Demo & Gopher Trapping
Danny Sedivec (Founder & Executive Director, The Raptor Institute)
Tony Gurnoe (Horticultural Director, SD Botanic Garden)

2:45-3:30pm Experts panel answering participant questions

MORE DETAILS

  • This is a sustainable event. Please bring a refillable water bottle and coffee cup. We will have water available throughout the day
  • We encourage carpooling. Free parking is included. 
  • The event is held Rain or Shine-come dressed for the outdoors!    

REFUNDS
We don't offer refunds. However, your registration is transferable to another person.

Photo by Jeff Silva

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Fall California Native Plant Sale
Oct
14
9:00 AM09:00

Fall California Native Plant Sale

This event is held during the perfect planting season for those starting or supplementing a California native garden. There will be California native plants of just about every description from grasses to trees and shrubs, perennials to annuals, and even some succulents and ferns.

California native plants are optimal for saving water; attracting native birds, bees and butterflies; and preserving San Diego’s natural heritage. 

In addition to plants, there will be seeds, books, posters and other plant-related items. Friendly knowledgeable experts will be on hand for plant selection advice. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. A convenient curbside loading zone is available for picking up plants. This California native plant sale will be in the Balboa Park’s Theater Courtyard between the Casa Del Prado Theater and Casa Del Prado and across from the West entrance of the San Diego Natural History Museum.

EARLY ENTRY: CNPS members may start shopping at 9:00am 

For questions, please contact Carolyn Martus at plantsale@cnpssd.org

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GARDENING WORKSHOP: Create Beauty with California Natives - Learn from the Best!
Sep
16
9:00 AM09:00

GARDENING WORKSHOP: Create Beauty with California Natives - Learn from the Best!

  • On the campus of First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for a day of speaker presentations and hands-on sessions with field experts. Learn how to:

* Successfully plant and maintain native gardens
* Encourage sustainable native habitats for birds, insects, butterflies and other animals. 
* Use local resources for both new and experienced native gardeners

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CNPS-San Diego Garden Native Spring Plant Sale
Apr
29
9:00 AM09:00

CNPS-San Diego Garden Native Spring Plant Sale

Presented concurrently with the Cuyamaca Water Conservation Garden (CWCG) Spring Garden Festival, the CNPS-SD Garden Native Spring Plant Sale will feature:

  • Native shrubs, trees, flowering plants
  • Seeds, books, posters
  • Convenient curbside parking for loading plants
  • Friendly, knowledgeable experts to assist you
  • Cash, checks and credit cards accepted

Why native plants? Attract birds and butterflies, save water, and preserve California's natural heritage.

 

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