Register your garden for Going Native Garden Tour

The Going Native Garden Tour, an annual event in Santa Clara (and South San Mateo) county is now accepting garden submission for tour gardens. To quote from the site:

"If you live in Santa Clara County or San Mateo County, and California native plants are a significant percentage (50% or more) of your garden, we invite you to submit your garden for inclusion in the Going Native Garden Tour 2010."

You sign up using the form on the web site. The garden selection committee will then contact you and schedule a visit. If your garden is accepted, you'll be invited to a meeting where you learn more about being a host. Each garden is staffed by at least one docent and at least one sign-in volunteer at all times on tour day. If you're busy that day, or are not yet familiar with all your native plants, the tour committee will find docents for you.

Garden submission ends December 1, 2009.

The tour is Sunday, April 18, 2010.

I've had my garden on the tour for several years. It's one of the most fun things I'm doing. In fact, I'm enjoying it so much that my manual therapy business, Azureheart Structural Integration, has been a proud sponsor of the tour last year (and expects to do the same next year). This donation made it possible to have organic T-Shirts, which seemed more in line with the tour's philosophy. But I digress....

Sign up! Tell other garden owners to sign up! Go Native!


Christine said…
How nice that it'll be on a different day than Bringing Back the Natives! No reason to miss it now!
Town Mouse said…
Well, yes. Actually, the different tours in the bay area are always on different days. Ours is when San Jose looks great and my shade garden is just barely waking up...
Susan Morrison said…
Seems like we gardeners are always at some stage of planning for the future, whether it's bulbs or getting the word out on a garden tour.

Speaking of which, I'll be bulb shopping later today and then putting together garden tour submissions.

By the way, I'm treating this comment as a twofer - love the blue garden makeover! Fun that I had a chance to see it in person as it was transforming.