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Bay-Friendly Garden Tour

Bay-Friendly Garden Tour

The Bay-Friendly Garden Tour is full of beautiful gardens that use organic methods, salvaged and local materials, and encourage birds and beneficial insects.
There are over 65 gardens on the tour, 10 in Palo Alto, exhibiting the many different styles of Bay-Friendly. The host gardeners themselves are a diverse group that includes permaculturists, native plant enthusiasts, wildlife gardeners, do-it-yourselfers and landscape professionals. All are happy to share their gardens and talk about their accomplishments and challenges.  

Tour Details
Sunday, April 29
10am - 4pm

Cost is $10 per guidebook - it includes garden descriptions, directions and entrance tickets
Tour Registration
Register online at by April 20

From April 21 - 29, purchase your guidebook in person (checks preferred, cash okay, please no credit cards) at our tour supporter:
Common Ground Garden Supply & Education Center
559 College Avenue, Palo Alto
10:00 - 5:00

Tour Highlights
- Backyard orchards and kitchen gardens
- Urban habitats for butterflies, birds and bees
- Drought tolerant replacements for water thirsty lawns 

Tour Sponsors: the Bay-Friendly Landscaping & Gardening Coalition, Zero Waste Palo Alto, Palo Alto Regional Water Quality Control Plant, City of Palo Alto Utilities, GreenWaste of Palo Alto, City of San Jose, SummerWinds Nursery
Tour Supporters: Acterra, Common Ground Garden Supply and Education Center, Master Composters of Santa Clara County

Last Updated: April 18, 2012