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Tour of Two Redlands Gardens featuring California Natives-RSVP Required

November 12 @ 9:30 am - 12:00 pm

Tour of Two Redlands Gardens featuring California Natives

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November 12, 2022 9:30 am – noon Rain or Shine

You are invited to visit two former lawns in Redlands that have been converted to waterwise plants, primarily California native plants.

In January 2009, Linda Richards replaced their front lawn and over the next years she and her husband also replaced dead plants on their half acre with California native plants. Her yard features a healthy habitat garden, with the former front lawn featuring four different types of mature manzanitas, several varieties of happy buckwheat and sages, plus others. Other property highlights include an 80 year-old sugar bush, and examples of incorporating native plants into an established yard.

Betty Richards is a University of California Master Gardener with a special interest in California native plants.  In fall 2015 she  transitioned her front and back lawns to low water use gardens using primarily California native plants in the front yard and a mixture of California natives and other low water use plants in the backyard.  The lawn removal and most planting was done in the fall of 2015.  The maturing garden has plants flowering year round attracting  hummingbirds as well as native bees.

Stop by anytime between 9:30 and noon, RAIN or SHINE for a mostly self-guided ramble. Most native plants are dormant at this time so this offers a chance to see them in this state.

Note: The two addresses are within one mile of each other.

An optional short orientation and Q&A gathering with Linda and Betty will take place at both 10 am and 11 am at their respective gardens.

Sturdy shoes advised. No dogs please.

Any questions or concerns: Contact Linda Richards at or text – 619-517-9110


November 12
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
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