CNPS Calendar of Events

Native Plant Sale – Dorothy King Young Chapter

Gualala Community Center Gualala, CA, United States

Come and discover the beauty of plants native to our region. We will be selling plants, seeds, and books. Purchase plants to support pollinators, wildlife, and soul health, as well as our local CNPS chapter!

Shipley Nature Center Native Plant Sale

Shipley Nature Center 17851 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, United States

Shipley Nature Center in partnership with The City of Huntington Beach Water Conservation will have hundreds of California native plants available for purchase. On the day of plant sale, we will set out mostly one-gallon size plants for the coastal, chaparral areas of Orange County. Vermiculture (worm castings) will be available in 10 lb bags. […]

San Gabriel Mountains Chapter Native Plant Sale

Monrovia Historical Museum 742 E. Lemon Ave, Monrovia, CA, United States

A good variety of reasonably priced California native plants and wildflower seeds appropriate for gardens in the Los Angeles basin will be available, including plants for attracting birds and butterflies to your home garden. Knowledgeable chapter members will be on hand to answer questions. We obtain our plants from high-quality local nurseries specializing in native […]

Native Plant Sale – Riverside-San Bernardino Chapter

Louis Robidoux Parkland 5370 Riverview Drive, Jurupa Valley, CA, United States

Native plant sale featuring over 105 plant species and native cultivars for the Inland Empire Region. Contact us at if you have questions.

CNPS Garden Ambassador Seasonal Garden Visits – RSVP only

Off of Russell Blvd and Pierce Ranch Rd Davis, CA, United States

Patricia Carpenter’s Seasonal Fall Ramble Register here for the event You are invited to enjoy Patricia’s native garden on a typical cool fall day. The garden, a secluded 1-acre wild escape on the slough, is located west of Davis. Started in 2005, it now features about 400 species and cultivars of California native plants. Visit […]

Arranging California native plants in bouquets, garlands and wreaths for the holidays! Webinar


Join us to learn more about arranging California native plants in bouquets, garlands and wreaths for the holidays! This is a continuation of the talk last year where Cynthia focused on bouquets. This talk will primarily focus on creating garlands and wreaths. Last year’s presentation is in our YouTube channel @NSJV_CNPS When Cynthia Gingerich and […]

Native Gardens in two Orange County Schools-Challenges and Rewards

Norman P. Murray Community Center 24932 Veterans Way, Mission Viejo, CA, United States

Join us as two strong school leaders (Stacie Aguesse of Santiago STEAM Magnet Elementary and Tony Tubbs of Tesoro High School) relate their experiences in creating two very different California native gardens on their OC campuses. We will see that despite challenges-Inspired leadership, creative thinking, and hard work will help a campus native garden grow […]

Evolving Horizons at Sonoma Botanical Garden

Luther Burbank Art and Garden Center 2050 Yulupa Ave, Santa Rosa, United States

This presentation will delve into the history of the Garden and the new native plant additions envisioned by the new Executive Director, Jeannie Perales.

Making a Sustainable Seasonal Wreath Using Dried Native California Flowers, a talk by Jill Sowards

Saratoga Library 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga, CA, United States

THIS TALK IS IN-PERSON ONLY. Saratoga Library, Community Room, 13650 Saratoga Ave., Saratoga In this talk, Jill will demonstrate how to make a seasonal dried flower wreath using sustainable materials, with a focus on native California plants. She'll share techniques for drying flowers and creating the wreath, demonstrate how to start and finish your creation, […]

Saging the World Screening – Michelle Obama Library

Michelle Obama Library 5870 Atlantic Ave, Long Beach, CA

Sage smudging has become a viral trend, common in movies, TV shows, social media, and cleansing rituals—people burning sage bundles in the hope of purifying space and clearing bad energy. Instead of healing, the appropriated use of saging in popular culture is having a harmful effect. Indigenous communities have tended a relationship with white sage […]