Native Plants Featured at the San Francisco Flower and Garden Show!

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Look for this sign – and see a native shade garden

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Photos courtesy of Kathy Kramer

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.