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California Native Plant Sale April 18, 2015 at the Regional Parks Botanic Garden

3/27/2015

The Regional Parks Botanic Garden spring plant sale is a rare opportunity to select from an unmatched diversity of California native plants propagated by volunteers from the Garden's collection, including trees, shrubs, groundcovers, perennials, grasses, bulbs, ferns, and annuals, as well as native plant seeds. Many of the plants offered are not available in commercial nurseries.

Look for plenty of native flowering irises (Iris), coral bells (Heuchera), lilies (Lilium), trillium (Trillium and Pseudotrillium), and monkeyflowers (Mimulus) along with a diversity of manzanitas (Arctostaphylos) and ceanothus (Ceanothus). We will also be offering a limited number of corn lilies (Veratrum fimbriatum).

Among the drought tolerant plants which will be available for sale:
* Shaw’s agave (Agave shawii var. shawii).
* Native sages (Salvia spp.) – We will have many including: ‘Bee’s Bliss’, ‘Amethyst Bluff’, and ‘Betsy Clebsch’.
* Island bush poppy (Dendromecon harfordii) and Matilija poppy (Romneya coulteri).
* Santa Cruz Island ironwood (Lyonothamnus floribundus subsp. aspleniifolius).

The sale features plants to fit conditions in every Bay Area garden, with experts on hand to provide advice and gardening tips. Visitors may explore the Garden and benefit from horticultural advice. Please bring your own boxes to cart home your purchases. The terrific and tireless Regional Parks Botanic Garden volunteers organize the event, and all proceeds directly benefit the Garden.  First 100 kids will receive a free plant (native annuals grown and donated by Friends board member Bob Case). 

We accept cash, checks, and credit cards.  

What: Regional Parks Botanic Garden California Native Plant Spring Sale  

When: Saturday, April 18, 10 a.m.-3:00 p.m.  Rain or shine!  Friends members-only sale  9:00-10:00am; Friends memberships can be purchased at the door.

Where: The Garden is located at the intersection of Wildcat Canyon Road and Anza View Road near the Brazil Building at Tilden Regional Park in Berkeley. For directions to the garden, see nativeplants.org/directions.html
 
Entry: Admission is free.

Parking: As you approach the Garden, volunteers will direct you to parking spots.
 
Public information: (510) 544-3169 or nativeplants.org
 
About the Garden
The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is a naturally beautiful and tranquil living museum of California native plants. Located within Tilden Regional Park in the hills above Berkeley, California, this enchanting 10-acre garden is a sanctuary for many of the state's rare and endangered plants and a place for visitors to wander among trees, shrubs, flowers, and grasses from plant communities throughout the state.
 
The garden's primary role is to create beautiful landscapes displaying California's diverse plant life. Its mission embraces not only aesthetics, but also native plant conservation, public education, and horticultural experimentation designed to bring new native plants into the nursery trade.

The East Bay Regional Park District is a system of beautiful public parks and trails in Alameda and Contra Costa counties east of San Francisco Bay, established in 1934. The system comprises 119,000 acres in 65 parks including over 1,250 miles of trails for hiking, biking, horseback riding and nature learning.

Photos below by Allan Mendez, 2014.

Plant Sale Photo 1 

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Regional Parks Botanic Garden
(510) 544-3169
bgarden@ebparks.org

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