This year the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show is giving a lot of showtime to water-conserving native plants. In the main garden showroom are three beautiful native plant gardens. They were designed by Pete Veilleux of East Bay Wilds; Ryan Cummings of The New Leaf; and Terra Ferma.
On Saturday, March 22, there will be an entire day of talks given by noted native plant experts. Michael Thilgen of Four Dimensions Landscape Company; Bart O’Brien (co-author, with Carol Bornstein and David Fross), of “California Native Plants for the Garden”; Kathy Kramer, coordinator of the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour; Kelly Marshall of Kelly Marshall Garden Design; and David Mizejewski of the National Wildlife Federation will all be giving talks about native plants. The talks are free, once admission has been paid.
Admission to the Show is $20. The Show runs March 19-23, at the San Mateo Event Center.