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 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.


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.


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).


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.


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.


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.


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.


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


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