Four Days of Inspiration: Online and In-person
Online Garden Tour
Saturday and Sunday, April 16 and 17
In-Person Garden Tour
Saturday and Sunday, April 30 and May 1
Registration for the free, Eighteenth Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour and Green Home Features Showcase is now open. This year there will be four days of inspiration: two days online, and two days in-person, and, for the first time, the Tour will also showcase green home features. Both the online and in-person tours will include native gardens and green home features.
The online Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour and Green Home Features Showcase will take place on the weekend of April 16 and 17 from 10:00 to 3:00. This event will be kicked off on April 16 with a keynote presentation by the inspirational, best-selling author Doug Tallamy.
The two-day virtual tour will also feature beautiful native plant gardens that attract birds, bees, and butterflies, as well as visits to homes with Tesla solar panels and Powerwall backup batteries, heat pumps for heating and cooling the house and heating water, induction ranges, and more.
The award-winning in-person Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour and Green Home Features Showcase will allow registrants to visit beautiful, water-conserving native plant gardens—36 Bayside gardens on Saturday, April 30, and 15 Inland gardens on Sunday, May 1—from 10:00 to 5:00. All of the homes have native plant gardens; about ten will be sharing their green home features, such as solar panels and batteries, induction ranges, heat pumps, and more.
Registrants will learn how to design a native plant garden for color and interest throughout the year, garden for wildlife, lower their water bills, protect their family’s health and the environment by gardening without using pesticides, and more.
What’s special about California native plants? They are adapted to our soil and climate, naturally water conserving, and easy to care for. California native plants are better than non-native plants when it comes to attracting native birds, butterflies, and other forms of wildlife. And, as the gardens on the Tour show, these lovely gardens display a sense of place that is uniquely Californian.