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Laguna Environmental Center (top) in Santa Rosa and Charlotte T’s Habitat Garden in Marin are 2 of the 24 gardens in the virtual tour.
Laguna Environmental Center (top) in Santa Rosa and Charlotte T’s Habitat Garden in Marin are 2 of the 24 gardens in the virtual tour. Images: www.savingwaterpartnership.org

Sonoma County
Eco-Friendly Garden Tour
May 2, 2020

Apr 25, 2020

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The 2020 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour will take place on Saturday, May 2nd and will be hosted online.

The tour supported by the partnership, features Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper certified professionals by featuring their personal or client’s gardens.In response to the COVID-19 public health emergency and in accordance with the Sonoma County Public Health Officer’s order to shelter in place, the   Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership   has made the decision to cancel the self-guided tour and host an online tour by offering home made videos of gardens throughout Sonoma and Marin counties.

The Eco-Friendly Garden Tour is a public outreach and education program that promotes sustainable landscaping practices by showcasing inspiring gardens throughout Sonoma and Marin counties. The Tour highlights   Russian River-Friendly   and   Bay-Friendly landscaping best practices, and supports. Qualified Water Efficient Landscaper    certified professionals by featuring their personal or client’s gardens.

2020 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour

A buterfly at Charlotte T’s Habitat Garden.Santa Rosa

  1. Deer Crossing
  2. Renaissance Garden
  3. Contemporary Water-Wise Garden | Daily Acts
  4. Resilient Garden
  5. Living Learning Landscapes | CNPS
  6. Herban Allies
  7. Urban Farmstead
  8. Cohousing Garden Sanctuary
  9. Mystic Food Forest
  10. Sustainable Education Garden | Santa Rosa Water
  11. Luther Burbank Gardens
  12. The Water Garden
  13. California Cottage Garden
  14. Bee Friendly
  15. A Biologist’s Garden | CNPS
  16. Laguna Environmental Center | CNPS | Native Plant Sale 

Cotati

  1. Our Berry Hoppy Place | Daily Acts

Petaluma

  1. Oak Hill Haven | Daily Acts

North Marin

  1. Charlotte T’s Habitat Garden
  2. Learning from the Master Gardeners
  3. Water-Wise Terraced Garden

Marin

  1. Sustainable Showcase
  2. Succulents and Lantana
  3. Native Mountain Retreat
  4. The Art of Lawn Replacement | Lawn Replacement Presentation

The Laguna Environmental Center native plant garden.

The California Native Plant Society-Milo Baker Chapter will be hosting an online plant sale where you can order native plants online and their volunteers will deliver plants to your home. All orders must be submitted by April 30th and your native plants will be delivered May 2nd-4th. 

Petaluma based non-profit Daily Acts will be co-hosting a live Q&A.The  Laguna Environmental Center  and the Petaluma based non-profit  Daily Acts will be co-hosting a live Q&A. Questions might include native plant selection, rain water design features and gray water installations. Registration information will be available on theEco-Friendly Garden Tour Website

This experience is new for all of us and we hope you enjoy this year's online Eco-Friendly Garden Tour!

Eco-Friendly Garden Tour Information   >

 

Botany For Beginners:

In this 'Botany For Beginners

Webinar with Caprice Disbrow, Botanist and Instructor at 

Santa Rosa Junior College

Hosted by the Laguna Foundation

Tuesday, April 28, 2020, 12:00pm - 1:00pm

Pre-registration required

Think of your favorite flower. What is it about that plant that you love? Can you describe those lovely parts botanically? How would you describe its leaf? Whether you call it botany, plant science or plant biology, this field is one of the world’s oldest natural sciences. In this presentation, you’ll learn about the basic plant anatomy of flowering plants. Tune in to learn to recognize, name and describe some of the amazing botanical structures and forms you love!

Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership

www.savingwaterpartnership.org 

 

 

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