The 44th Wildflower Show is a one-day expo showcasing the plant biodiversity of Santa Clara, San Mateo and surrounding counties. Organized by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, this educational event is free and open to the public, and suitable for the entire family. Here one can learn about the broad diversity of California’s native flora and pick up ideas for the home garden.
Hundreds of species of wildflowers and native plants will be displayed, each accurately labeled, and many suitable for the home garden. Knowledgeable botanists and gardeners will be on hand to answer questions.
Free lectures will be offered. The keynote speaker is noted artist and author John Muir Laws, who will give a talk on how to sketch wildflowers. Tours and a talk will showcase the restoration of Vasona Creek on campus. Children will also enjoy fun wildflower and nature activities.
Books, posters, plants, note cards, and other wildflower-related items will be available for purchase. Coyote Brush Studios will be there with temporary tattoos, stationary and more. Grassroots Ecology, the CNPS SCV Nursery and Larry Voss will have selections of native plants for sale.
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The venue is the Science and Math Building at West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Ave., conveniently accessible from the Saratoga Ave. exit off Highway 85 in Saratoga. Free parking is available in Lot 2. The Wildflower Show is sponsored by the California Native Plant Society, Santa Clara Valley Chapter and West Valley College.
For more information: cnps-scv.org email: [email protected]
or call: 650-260-3450