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Gardens Gone Native Tour Committee Needs You!

The GGN Committee is seeking a Chairperson to take the lead! The Committee is strong and has many roles already filled. The past GGN Chair, the Co-Chair, and the Committee are ready to work with you. The primary jobs of the Chair are:
• spearhead meetings, create action items, review schedule
• communicate with garden hosts
• oversee task completion by committee members
• plus help the Committee recruit docents to work with hosts
• and work with the CNPS Board to share the hiring of a Media/PR person
Contact Susan Fregien at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , if you are interested in learning more.

4th Annual Gardens Gone Native Tour

Saturday May 10, 2014 (was great!)                   SacMag article link   
9:30 AM to 4:00 PM

Gardens Gone Native is a free, self-guided tour featuring 20 home gardens in and around Sacramento.  Gardens are comprised of at least 50% California native BERNADETTE Iris Pacific Coast Hybridplants. Participants will be inspired by a variety of gardens that showcase the beauty, versatility, and hardiness of native plants.  A diversity of garden styles and styles can be viewed, including: small city lots to large semi-rural parcels, professional and homeowner designs, and hundreds of native plant species.

Please post our Poster - at your office, and ask if you can post it at your favorite grocery stores.  GGN Poster

What's special about California native plants? They are adapted to our soil and climate, and are easy to care for.  A large number of native plants are naturally drought tolerant.  They are unmatched in habitat value, attracting native birds, butterflies, and other forms of wildlife. The gardens on the tour display a sense of place that is uniquely Californian.  

For more information contact the GGN Committee at: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. .


Registration is limited and required. To register for the 2014 Gardens Gone Native tour, please go to:

                  Additional resources for gardening with native plants can be found at:


Volunteer Greeters and Docents are needed on the day of the tour. Must be able to commit to either the 9:30 AM to 1:00 PM shift or the 12:30 PM to 4:00 PM shift. Greeters welcome guests and make sure that they sign in. They also direct the flow of traffic into the garden. Docents help answer questions about the homeowner's garden and will need to preview their garden assignment.  To volunteer for the 2014 Tour, please email the GGN Committee at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Bonnie frontyard GGN 2011

              Click here: Virtual Garden Tour 2013