Be Inspired: Highlights from the 2019 native garden tours
By CNPS Outreach Staff & Volunteers
Perhaps nothing makes the case for native gardening like a yard full of vibrant lupine, fragrant Ceanothus, and glowing Fremontodendron. Seasoned CNPS volunteers understand this and thus work for months each spring to host dozens of garden tours up and down the state. From San Diego to Arcata, thousands of Californians are able to tour real native gardens thanks to the generous people who open their homes and the chapter leaders who organize and promote the tours. To each of you, the entire CNPS community offers a huge round of applause and gratitude!
In the spirit of “show don’t tell,” garden tours are important tools in demonstrating the variety and possibilities of native landscaping. The tours are also instrumental in dispelling common concerns about native gardening. Whether you crave a modern, spare aesthetic or a colorful cottage garden, chances are that you’ll see the garden of your dreams on a CNPS garden tour.
Garden visitors enjoyed sunny blue skies with beautiful chaparral yucca (Hesperoyucca whipplei) in this San Diego garden. Photo: Ged Bulat