The Sierra Foothills chapter is offering a nice fall tour of a member garden

sierra foothills oak

Photo courtesy CNPS Sierra Foothills chapter website.

On September 28, between 1:00 and 3:00, the Sierra Foothills chapter has a garden tour in Sonora. It will be held just before their October Plant Sale.

This is a local garden that has incorporated natives with non-natives. Deana Corso is graciously opening up her beautiful Phoenix Lake garden for a guided tour. Her garden has been on the Master Gardener’s Annual Tour twice over the past ten years. This is a great opportunity to get ideas for planting natives in your own garden. During the tour, members will talk about the natives growing throughout her expansive garden. Don’t miss this opportunity to see, in person, natives growing amongst oaks in a garden setting. If you have any questions email Stephanie at

Directions : 15575 Buena Vista Avenida, Sonora
From Sonora: Hwy 108, take Hess Ave, LEFT on Hess; RIGHT onto Phoenix Lake Road
Turn LEFT on De Los Portales, at the main, Phoenix Lake entrance
RIGHT onto Paseo De Los Robles; RIGHT onto Buena Vista Avenida
Park in turn about beyond driveway

I love these one-garden tours – they can be a very in-depth appreciation of all of the challenges that go into the making of a garden. Talking to owners about how and why and when they made decisions about their garden are extremely helpful.


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