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Places to See Native Plants

Tilden Regional Park
Berkeley

This amazing native garden has plants grouped by plant community and is a wonderful free garden for picnicking and visiting at any time of year.

Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour
Bay Area, Spring

For a chance to see real natives in real people's gardens and to ask all those questions you have, go on this tour usually held the first Sunday in May. Sign up online at www.bringingbackthenatives.net.

Bay Friendly Garden Tour
Bay Area, Spring

An amazing tour of gardens using Bay Friendly techniques of no pesticide use, sheet mulching, rainwater harvesting, vegetable growing … you name it! Urban farmers and suburban homes will delight your inner sustainable child.

Building Re-Sources
South San Francisco

I love this reclaimed yard for its fun, thoughtful vignettes using old windows and other random pieces from demolitions. You can find great deals on chunks of concrete, copper pipe, steel random parts, and they tumble their own recycled glass for excellent mulch!

Granada Native Garden
Livermore

A 100% volunteer effort led by Louann Tung, of the Alameda Creek Alliance, turned a derelict piece of land into a thriving native garden with currently no water applied. A walk down the Arroyo Mocho Creek and a picnic lunch on the beautiful tile mosaic tables makes this a quaint and lovely spot to visit.

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