Gardens Gone Native is a free, self-guided tour featuring approximately 20 home gardens in and around Sacramento. Gardens are comprised of at least 50% California native plants.
We are currently planning the 5th Annual Gardens Gone Native Tour for 2015.
Garden Hosts Wanted!
Think you have an amazing garden that is at least 50% native? Share it! We are always
looking for new or returning garden hosts for the tour. Email us at
and visit your garden, make notes, and take photos. The GGN Committee will review
and consider the merits of all applicants and make final decisions on which gardens to
include in the tour.
Want to Help Plan the Next Tour?
The GGN Committee is seeking additional members to help plan the 2015 garden tour! Tasks that the
Committee conducts include:
• Attend GGN Committee meetings and work on tour tasks.
• Help the Committee publicize the garden tour event.
• Help recruit volunteer Greeters and Docents to work with garden hosts.
• Communicate with garden hosts.
• Assist with event registration and website design.
Day-of-the-Tour Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer Greeters and Docents are also needed on the day of the tour. Greeters welcome
guests and make sure that they sign in. Greeters also direct the flow of traffic into
the garden. Docents help answer questions about the homeowner's garden. To volunteer
Registration for the Gardens Gone Native Tours is required;
however registration for the 2015 tour is not yet open.
Please check back later for details.
The 2014 Gardens Gone Native Tour was on Saturday May 10, 2014.
It was a huge success! See the SacMag article link.
Take a Virtual Garden Tour of the 2013 Gardens Gone Native Tour!
Click here: Virtual Garden Tour 2013
Additional resources for gardening with native plants can be found at:
The purpose of the Gardens Gone Native Tour is to support the mission of the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the
California Native Plant Society by raising awareness of the beauty and environmental functions of California's diverse
native plants. Our goal is to provide members of our community with the opportunity to view outstanding examples
of native plant gardens, promote the use of California natives in home and public gardens, and provide information on
how to plant and successfully grow native plants. promote the use of California natives in home and public gardens,
and provide information on how to plant and successfully grow native plants.