Fall Native Planting Season
This fall, bring native plants home

By growing native plants, we have the power to support wildlife, save precious resources and connect more deeply with our local environment — all while creating beautiful landscapes that celebrate California.

Fall is the best time to plant native plants and this season, we have more ways than ever to bring native plants home. Local CNPS chapters across the state are hosting plant sales  — find one near you! What’s more? Bloom! California, a statewide effort to increase the sale and use of native plants. Over 100 nurseries offer Bloom! California plants and we’ll be sharing tools, tips and tricks to help you get growing with California native plants. 

CNPS & Partner
Plant Sales
Find native plants at over 100 nurseries:
Use Calscape.org
Discover the native plants unique to your region, where to buy them, and more with this powerful tool.
Photographer: Jim Wadsworth

The right plants for your location

Selecting the right native plants for your location is the first and possibly most important step to creating a successful native plant garden. Using Calscape.org, you can:

  • Search by location, plant name, water needs, and more
  • Get detailed plant information and growing tips
  • Create and share your own plant lists
  • Find nurseries near you and check available inventory


The right plant in the right place will set your garden up for success!

Using Calscape is easy!

Create your account

Creating an account will allow you to save plants to your personalized plant list. Start as many lists as you need, and share them with others!

Calscape account
Add plants to your list

Add plants to your lists. Create one or many. You can also download detailed spreadsheets to bring to the nursery.

Plant Search
Find a nursery

Find a nursery near you by using the interactive map tool. Check inventory right from the site to see where you can purchase your plants!


Diving into Calscape.org

Discover the plants of your Neighborhood

Ann-Marie Benz, CNPS’s Horticulture Outreach Manager, gives a tour of Calscape.org to help California gardeners find plants native to their area that support wildlife. Recorded during the 2020 Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour.

Native Gardening 101: Watering Native Plants

How do you water like nature?

Here from our horticulture team about different watering systems, and watering tips and tricks to fake the rain for your California native plants. Find more recorded and upcoming webinars to get you growing with California native plants here.
Download Native Planting Guides
Get a plant list, sample projects, and tips specific to your county or region.
Photographer: Tony Tubbs
Sample garden projects to get you started
Native planting guides

Native planting guides

These regional guides
give you the tools you
need to get started with
your landscape project.
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