Garden Ambassadors

Inspiring California, one garden at a time

Photo: Carol Bornstein

What's a Garden Ambassador?

Have you ever wanted to see what a successful California native plant garden looks like? Or, maybe you have a lot of questions about how to start or maintain a native garden. CNPS Garden Ambassadors are here to help!

Our ambassadors are CNPS members in your community who can answer questions, give presentations, share photos and tours of their gardens, and more. So get to know them — either virtually or at an upcoming event near you. CNPS Garden Ambassadors are here to show you what’s possible and help make your native garden dreams a reality.

I love sharing the habitat value of plants, and the role humans can have in regaining lost homes for animals – especially with children and families. It is a profoundly healing act to see plants one has put in the ground provide sustenance to living creatures.
– Chris Nutter, CNPS Garden Ambassador

Meet Your Garden Ambassadors

Take a virtual tour of our Garden Ambassador native gardens! Get inspired by their beautiful landscapes and learn how you can become a CNPS Garden Ambassador too!

Garden Ambassadors

Ambassador Activities

Garden flyers

Educate others about your CA native garden with a brochure about your garden, created for you by CNPS.


Inspire others by sharing photographs of your garden, or post to CNPS social media.

Talks and workshops

Host talks, workshops, and events at your garden.


Share your CA native gardening experiences with others by posting on the CNPS Blog.

Garden tours

Participate in CNPS Chapter Garden Tours.

Volunteer at nurseries

Volunteer at local nurseries to help educate others about CA native plants.