“Bringing Back the Natives” Garden Tour
May 6 @ 10:00 am - 1:00 pm
Join SPAWNERS for our 2nd annual appearance in the “Bringing Back the Natives” Garden Tour at our El Sobrante Library native plant demonstration garden!
Would you like to have an attractive, low-maintenance native plant garden at your own home, but need garden design ideas and plant suggestions? Do you wish your own library — or other local building — was landscaped with California native plants? If so, stop by the El Sobrante Library for ideas and inspiration!
The demonstration garden at the rear of the garden is an oasis for wildlife, and was planned with an eye for aesthetics, as well as habitat. The entire area behind the library was once an ecological desert of ivy and blackberry. Today, thanks to our efforts, this stream-side site is now an inviting parklet with a plethora of local native plants that attract wildlife and people alike. Volunteers from SPAWNERS maintain the demonstration garden with hand weeding, limited pruning as needed, and no supplemental water once plants are established.
Volunteers will be on hand during the tour to provide the history of the garden and practical tips for growing natives. Guided tours will begin at 10:30am and 12:30pm. From 10am-12pm, we will also be offering a leaf-rubbing activity station for kids! This a fun and easy way to create art with native plants, and a great tool to enhance your plant identification skills as well!
Bring a picnic lunch, take a seat in the amphitheater at the back of the library, and come enjoy this peaceful setting!
Visit our page on the “Bringing Back the Natives” website to learn more: www.bringingbackthenatives.net/el-sobrante-library