California Native Gardening Workshop - Hillcrest

09.14.19 9:00 am - 3:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church
298 West Arbor Drive
San Diego, CA 92103
Price: $0.00
Event Description: 

We invite you to join the California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter for a special day of speaker presentations from experts in the field of California native gardening. Our Garden Tour this past April presented numerous examples of long-established California native gardens and other gardens that were in-the-making.  Whether you have been inspired to plant your first native garden or already have an established garden, this workshop will offer solid insight into getting it right.


Many gardeners planting California native plants for the first time are beset with challenges in getting the plants to establish themselves in the landscape. Native plants may not follow all of our standard horticultural guidelines, or, native gardens may become established but then suffer misfortunes of mortality that discourage us and leave us wondering what we did wrong.

In this workshop the presenters will offer ways to enhance the natural resilience of native landscapes, whether you are planting for the first time or are redesigning parts of your established landscape. Whether it is planting native trees or plants to attract birds as an important part of your ecosystem, or designing your area to make best use of water, this workshop will assist you in looking at the larger ecological picture and being creative in your decision making.



There will be five sessions in all. The 5th session of the day will be a moderated panel of experts answering numerous participant questions.

  • - Muffins, coffee, snacks, & catered sandwiches are included with your ticket.

  • - Select seeds and books will be available for purchase at the workshop as well as other educational materials for you to take home and enhance the day's knowledge.

  • - Native plants available for purchase from Moosa Creek Nursery and Tree of Life Nursery from 8:00am-1:30pm. Representatives from the nurseries can help you select and we can hold your purchased plants for pickup at the end of the workshop.

  • - Enjoy the outdoor campus of the venue planted with California native plants.


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