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. Read on for helpful information and resources to start your native garden today.

Use Calscape.org
Discover the native plants unique to your region, where to buy them, and more with this powerful tool.

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

Using Calscape is easy!

Create your account

Create personalized plant lists for your projects and share them with others!

Calscape account
Find native plants for your locations

Search plants for your location and criteria. Add them to your list and download it to bring to the nursery.

Plant search
Look up a nursery near you

Time to shop! Use the interactive map to find native plant nurseries near you.

Regional Native Planting Guides
Get a plant list, sample projects, and tips specific to your county or region.

Starting small is okay!

You don’t have to re-do your whole yard to enjoy native plant gardening.  Check out the CNPS regional planting guides for plant lists and project recommendations you can do in a weekend. From a sunny pollinator bed to an entry way planting, we’ve got you covered.

More Resources

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.
Photographer: Tony Tubbs
Sample garden projects to get you started
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