Garden Inspiration

Ideas for your garden

Wildflowers. Credit Ann Dalkey.

Beautiful California

More and more Californians are choosing to use native plants in their gardens. Why? There’s more to it than water savings and even habitat value – it’s about restoring our uniquely beautiful California look and creating a sense of place in our communities!

Virtual garden tours

Visit native plant gardens to see a wide variety of plant families used in new and interesting combinations, view mixes of plants that you may not have considered, and hear how others deal with challenges.

Virtual garden tours

Meet our Garden Ambassadors

See all of the amazing gardens that our Garden Ambassadors have created! Get inspired by their beautiful landscapes, and learn how you can become a CNPS Garden Ambassador too!

Learn how you can become a Garden Ambassador!

Native Botanic Gardens

Native botanic gardens are a great way to learn your plants and get planting ideas. See our list of favorites.

Botanic Gardens

“California Fuchsia is one of my favorite California native plants. This low growing perennial has red-orange blooms in the fall that hummingbirds can’t resist!”

Credit Ann Dalkey

– Ann Dalkey

Credit Stephen Rosenthal

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