Thank you for Celebrating California Native Plant Week!

Save the date for next year’s celebration: April 15 – 22, 2023

California Native Plant Week took place April 16-22, 2022, and we’re celebrated all month long! Scroll down for ways to get inspired, connect with others, and enjoy the plants that make California home. 

People x Plants = Inspiration!

Watch seven beautiful stories of Californians who are enriching lives and landscapes with native plants. From a public garden in the Central Valley to a farm in Allensworth, we’ll revealed one virtual showcase each day.

SAT, APR 16

Tule River Parkway Community Gardens

A flourishing public garden in the Central Valley. Cathy Capone and a passionate corps of garden “adopters” have revitalized a section of the Tule River Parkway with hand, heart, and the plants that define their region.

SUN, APR 17

Rose Ramirez’s Home Garden

Rose Ramirez’s home garden is food, medicine, ceremony, and care. In the tradition of her Chumash and Yaqui ancestors, Rose’s relationship to her plants goes back thousands of generations. Rose, Deborah Small, and CNPS have produced the Saging the World documentary and campaign to foster awareness and inspire action for white sage (Salvia apiana).

MON, APR 18

Point Vicente Interpretive Center Native Plant Garden

An inspirational public garden of coastal native plants, set against irresistible sunsets and changing tides. This demonstration garden flourishes with ocean-loving native plants and people. Megan Wolff guides us through this beautiful space, maintained by the CNPS South Coast Chapter.

TUE, APR 19

Philip Van Soelen & Mary Killian’s Home Garden

Step into the enchanting home garden of a renowned horticulturalist. Phil Van Soelen, former owner of California Flora Nursery, and his wife Mary Killian bring the natural splendor of California habitats home.

WED, APR 20

Dennis Hutson’s Allensworth Farm

An Allensworth farm that speaks to both past and future. Avid farmer Dennis Hutson is a minister and retired military chaplain, just like the colonel who founded Allensworth, the first California town established by African Americans in 1909. Today, Dennis uses sustainable land management practices and native hedgerows to energize his community and support life.

THU, APR 21

Garden for the Environment

What if everyone was given the skills, inspiration, and invitation to garden? Garden for the Environment brought that question to life in this flourishing San Francisco community space, open all day, every day.

FRI, APR 22

Miridae Landscape Design

Design than transforms the build environment. Miridae Landscape Design brings people, native plants, and wildlife together. Step into founder Billy Krimmel’s beautiful Sacramento home garden, designed by Kate Hayes, Design Principal.

Featured Events

FRI, APR 22

World Premiere of Saging the World

Sage smudging has become a viral trend. What’s the truth behind the smoke? Join us for the world premiere of Saging the World on Earth Day, Friday, April 22 at the Warner Grand Theatre is San Pedro. The screening will include a panel discussion with Native advocates from the film, as well as a white sage plant giveaway. This short documentary was produced by Rose Ramirez, Deborah Small, and CNPS to foster awareness and inspire action for white sage.

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All Month

Bloom!Bouquet Bash Events

You’re invited to the Bloom! Bouquet Bash! Celebrate National Native Plant Month and California Native Plant Week by visiting Bloom! California partner nurseries and taking home beautiful native plants that will flower for years to come. For this special month, we’re bringing the flowers right to you with free floral arranging activity stations! At participating nurseries, you’ll be able to craft and take home your very own beautiful native plant bud vases with pre-cut stems (while supplies last).

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CNPS Native Plant Week Events

Saturday

All Day

Bloom! Bouquet Bash

CA

You are invited to the Bloom! Bouquet Bash. This April, we invite you to celebrate National Native Plant Month and California Native Plant Week (April 16-23) by visiting Bloom! California […]

Shasta Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding

Shasta Chapter of CNPS will be hosting an online Spring Plant Sale from Wednesday April 13 through Friday April 29th. Pickup of orders will be at Shasta College Horticultural Area, […]

Recurring

Napa Valley Chapter Spring Field Trips

Napa Napa

Information about individual field trips is provided in an email the week of the field trip. To receive the email, sign up at Napa Valley Chapter's website: www.napavalleycnps.org. Saturday, April […]

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour 2022

Online

Registration for the free, virtual and in person Eighteenth Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which will take place on April 16th and 17th virtually from 10:00 to 3:00 and […]

Little Uvas Open Space Preserve Botanical Hike

Little Uvas Open Space Preserve 16541-16905 Uvas Rd, Morgan Hill

Join us at Little Uvas Open Space Preserve (LUOSP) for a couple of hours of botanical exploration in a preserve normally closed to the public. Special access for this hike […]

Bloom! Bouquet Bash Workshop – Los Angeles

Artemisia Nursery 5068 Valley Blvd, Los Angeles

This April, we invite you to celebrate National Native Plant Month and California Native Plant Week (April 16-23) by visiting Bloom! California partner nurseries and taking home beautiful native plants that […]

San Bruno Mountain: Owl Canyon

Owl Canyon 37°40'58.4"N 122°24'56.4"W, Brisbane

Owl Canyon is not as heavily forested as the adjacent Buckeye Canyon and is a bit more diverse with wildflowers. Owl has a pronounced central hump between each ridge line […]

Jepson Prairie Preserve Field Trip

Jepson Prairie Preserve 4845 Cook Ln, Dixon

This field trip begins with an introduction to the Jepson Prairie Preserve and its vernal pool systems, followed by a stop at the large playa pool for a display and […]

Sunday

All Day

Bloom! Bouquet Bash

CA

You are invited to the Bloom! Bouquet Bash. This April, we invite you to celebrate National Native Plant Month and California Native Plant Week (April 16-23) by visiting Bloom! California […]

Shasta Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding

Shasta Chapter of CNPS will be hosting an online Spring Plant Sale from Wednesday April 13 through Friday April 29th. Pickup of orders will be at Shasta College Horticultural Area, […]

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour 2022

Online

Registration for the free, virtual and in person Eighteenth Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which will take place on April 16th and 17th virtually from 10:00 to 3:00 and […]

Kanaka Valley Plant Hike

Pine Hill Preserve 38.7204378,-120.9919339, Rescue

Beginning in April, the Pine Hill Preserve, in coordination with the El Dorado Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, will offer a guided bird tour and three guided plant […]

Monday

All Day

Bloom! Bouquet Bash

CA

You are invited to the Bloom! Bouquet Bash. This April, we invite you to celebrate National Native Plant Month and California Native Plant Week (April 16-23) by visiting Bloom! California […]

Shasta Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding

Shasta Chapter of CNPS will be hosting an online Spring Plant Sale from Wednesday April 13 through Friday April 29th. Pickup of orders will be at Shasta College Horticultural Area, […]

Redbud Chapter’s Plant Sale

11354 E Bennett Rd Grass Valley, CA 11354 E Bennett Rd, grass valley

Order online April 18th, pick-up on April 23rd in Grass Valley

Channel Islands Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Ventura Botanical Garden

Online plant sale from April 18-27th here. Pickups are only on April 30th from 12:00 noon to 2 PM. Please pick up during the 15-minute slot assigned to you. If […]

Tuesday

All Day

Bloom! Bouquet Bash

CA

You are invited to the Bloom! Bouquet Bash. This April, we invite you to celebrate National Native Plant Month and California Native Plant Week (April 16-23) by visiting Bloom! California […]

Shasta Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding

Shasta Chapter of CNPS will be hosting an online Spring Plant Sale from Wednesday April 13 through Friday April 29th. Pickup of orders will be at Shasta College Horticultural Area, […]

Channel Islands Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Ventura Botanical Garden

Online plant sale from April 18-27th here. Pickups are only on April 30th from 12:00 noon to 2 PM. Please pick up during the 15-minute slot assigned to you. If […]

Paper Wildflower Display

Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge

Paper Wildflower Display on view Tuesday April 19- Sunday April 25 at Descanso Gardens. This special pop-up installation celebrates the beauty of California native blooms through Paper Flower Art. · […]

Serpentine Chaparral & Grasslands Hike

Edgewood Park and Natural Preserve 10 Old Stage Coach Rd, Redwood City

Join Paul Heiple and Ken Himes on a mid-spring walk along the Clarkia Trail in Edgewood County Park and Preserve. This will be the second chance to explore this trail. To […]

Recurring

Mini Workdays at Elderberry Farms

Soil Born Farms 2140 Chase Dr, Rancho Cordova

Elderberry Farms is located at 2140 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova, on the American River Parkway at Soil Born Farms. We meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. […]

Wednesday

All Day

Bloom! Bouquet Bash

CA

You are invited to the Bloom! Bouquet Bash. This April, we invite you to celebrate National Native Plant Month and California Native Plant Week (April 16-23) by visiting Bloom! California […]

Shasta Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding

Shasta Chapter of CNPS will be hosting an online Spring Plant Sale from Wednesday April 13 through Friday April 29th. Pickup of orders will be at Shasta College Horticultural Area, […]

Channel Islands Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Ventura Botanical Garden

Online plant sale from April 18-27th here. Pickups are only on April 30th from 12:00 noon to 2 PM. Please pick up during the 15-minute slot assigned to you. If […]

Ongoing

Paper Wildflower Display

Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge

Paper Wildflower Display on view Tuesday April 19- Sunday April 25 at Descanso Gardens. This special pop-up installation celebrates the beauty of California native blooms through Paper Flower Art. · […]

Woodward Burn Scar Hikes

Point Reyes National Seashore Point Reyes Station

In August, 2020, the Woodward Fire burned about 5,000 acres in remote parts of the Point Reyes National Seashore. After scouting the burn scar in February, we have decided to […]

Recurring

Mini Workdays at Elderberry Farms

Soil Born Farms 2140 Chase Dr, Rancho Cordova

Elderberry Farms is located at 2140 Chase Drive in Rancho Cordova, on the American River Parkway at Soil Born Farms. We meet from 10 a.m. to noon on Mondays and Wednesdays. […]

Thursday

All Day

Bloom! Bouquet Bash

CA

You are invited to the Bloom! Bouquet Bash. This April, we invite you to celebrate National Native Plant Month and California Native Plant Week (April 16-23) by visiting Bloom! California […]

Shasta Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding

Shasta Chapter of CNPS will be hosting an online Spring Plant Sale from Wednesday April 13 through Friday April 29th. Pickup of orders will be at Shasta College Horticultural Area, […]

Channel Islands Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Ventura Botanical Garden

Online plant sale from April 18-27th here. Pickups are only on April 30th from 12:00 noon to 2 PM. Please pick up during the 15-minute slot assigned to you. If […]

Big Day of Giving

CA

Donate on the Big Day of Giving to protect some of California's most iconic native plants and so much more! In every corner of California, there’s a species of oak […]

Ongoing

Paper Wildflower Display

Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge

Paper Wildflower Display on view Tuesday April 19- Sunday April 25 at Descanso Gardens. This special pop-up installation celebrates the beauty of California native blooms through Paper Flower Art. · […]

Friday

All Day

Bloom! Bouquet Bash

CA

You are invited to the Bloom! Bouquet Bash. This April, we invite you to celebrate National Native Plant Month and California Native Plant Week (April 16-23) by visiting Bloom! California […]

Shasta Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding

Shasta Chapter of CNPS will be hosting an online Spring Plant Sale from Wednesday April 13 through Friday April 29th. Pickup of orders will be at Shasta College Horticultural Area, […]

Channel Islands Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Ventura Botanical Garden

Online plant sale from April 18-27th here. Pickups are only on April 30th from 12:00 noon to 2 PM. Please pick up during the 15-minute slot assigned to you. If […]

Big Day of Giving

CA

Donate on the Big Day of Giving to protect some of California's most iconic native plants and so much more! In every corner of California, there’s a species of oak […]

Ongoing

Paper Wildflower Display

Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge

Paper Wildflower Display on view Tuesday April 19- Sunday April 25 at Descanso Gardens. This special pop-up installation celebrates the beauty of California native blooms through Paper Flower Art. · […]

Bloom! Bouquet Bash Workshop – Richmond, CA

Annie’s Annuals & Perennials 740 Market Ave, Richmond

This April, we invite you to celebrate National Native Plant Month and California Native Plant Week (April 16-23) by visiting Bloom! California partner nurseries and taking home beautiful native plants that […]

Featured Featured

Saging the World Premiere

Warner Grand Theatre 478 W 6th St, San Pedro

Sage smudging has become a viral trend. What's the truth behind the smoke? “Saging” has become common in movies, TV shows, social media, and cleansing rituals –people burning sage bundles […]

$15

Saturday

All Day

Bloom! Bouquet Bash

CA

You are invited to the Bloom! Bouquet Bash. This April, we invite you to celebrate National Native Plant Month and California Native Plant Week (April 16-23) by visiting Bloom! California […]

Shasta Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Shasta College 11555 Old Oregon Trail, Redding

Shasta Chapter of CNPS will be hosting an online Spring Plant Sale from Wednesday April 13 through Friday April 29th. Pickup of orders will be at Shasta College Horticultural Area, […]

Channel Islands Chapter Spring Plant Sale

Ventura Botanical Garden

Online plant sale from April 18-27th here. Pickups are only on April 30th from 12:00 noon to 2 PM. Please pick up during the 15-minute slot assigned to you. If […]

Big Day of Giving

CA

Donate on the Big Day of Giving to protect some of California's most iconic native plants and so much more! In every corner of California, there’s a species of oak […]

Willis Jepson Online Plant Sale

Heritage Presbyterian Church 1400 E 2nd St, Benicia

Order online April 23rd till May 1th, Pickups and in-person sale on May 7th

Wildflower Show

Hidden Villa 26870 Moody Rd, Los Altos Hills

The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of CNPS is celebrating California Native Plant Week with a Wildflower Festival on Saturday, April 23. The event will be held  at the Dana Center at Hidden […]

Recurring

Napa Valley Chapter Spring Field Trips

Napa Napa

Information about individual field trips is provided in an email the week of the field trip. To receive the email, sign up at Napa Valley Chapter's website: www.napavalleycnps.org. Saturday, April […]

Ongoing

Paper Wildflower Display

Descanso Gardens 1418 Descanso Dr, La Cañada Flintridge

Paper Wildflower Display on view Tuesday April 19- Sunday April 25 at Descanso Gardens. This special pop-up installation celebrates the beauty of California native blooms through Paper Flower Art. · […]

Volunteer Work Party: China Creek Project

China Creek Park Highway 180, Fresno County

We are actively working on an education and restoration project at China Creek Park, an undeveloped Fresno County park near Centerville. The park is a Valley Oak woodland, minutes from […]

Recurring

Senior Citizens Backyard Transformations

San Francisco County San Francisco

Yerba Buena Chapter in San Francisco will be working with the non-profit, Rebuilding Together, to transform the backyards of nine senior citizens with beautiful native plants. Contact the chapter to […]

Sudden Oak Death (SOD) Blitz

Dominican University, Science Center 155 Palm Ave, San Rafael

The Sudden Oak Death (SOD) Blitz was deemed a necessary program by the State of California and is being allowed to be run following Covid-19 contactless guidelines. The 2020 and […]

Low Gap Park Wildflower Walk Series: Mid-Spring

Low Gap Park 841 Low Gap Road, Ukiah

The Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society invites the public to a wildflower walk at Low Gap Park in Ukiah from 10:00 to noon Saturday morning, April 23rd. […]

Ferns in the Dunes Walk

Lanphere Dunes 6800 Lanphere Rd, Arcata

At the Lanphere Dunes Unit of the Humboldt Bay National Wildlife Refuge Carol Ralph will introduce eight species of common ferns and discuss some of the amazing aspects of fern […]

San Luis Obispo Chapter Plant Sale

Pacific Beach High 11950 Los Osos Valley Rd, San Luis Obispo

The San Luis Obispo Chapter of the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is holding a Spring / Earth Day plant sale. Most sales will be “On-Line” starting in early April. […]

Take a Hike – Deer Creek Preserve

Deer Creek Hills Nature Preserve Latrobe Rd, Sloughhouse

In partnership with the Mount Lassen Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, the Northern California Regional Land Trust is excited to welcome the public to the Deer Creek Preserve […]