California Native Plant Society

California Native Plant Week

Celebrating One of the World's Biodiversity Hotspots

California Native Plant Week 2017 is coming soon! This year CNPS will celebrate the Seventh Annual California Native Plant Week, April 15 - April 23, 2017.

From hikes and plant sales to educational workshops and lectures, CNPS chapters have exciting events planned up and down the state.

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Tejon Ranch
Credit: Nancy Buck

Monarch butterfly photo by Dennis Mudd
Credit: Dennis Mudd

The Case for Native Plants

Did you know that 70 percent of California's plant types are found nowhere else in the world? Native plants are our habitat and central to the biodiversity we need for survival. See the facts about native plant conservation.

photo by Dennis Mudd
Credit: Dennis Mudd

Starting a Native Plant Garden

Thinking of converting your lawn to natives? Spring is the ideal time to sheet mulch and apply for water district rebates. See our tips for getting started and find plants native to your location on

Castle Peak, photo by Duncan Bell
Credit: Duncan Bell

Join the Cause!

Become a member or donate today to support our mission to protect California's native plants and restore nature one garden at a time!


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