Following is a highlight of other events around the Southland that may be of interest to fans of California native plants and gardening in a Mediterranean climate. In all cases, check out the respective websites for more information:
Monthly meetings of the San Fernando Valley chapter of the Audubon Society are held at the Encino Community Center. Admission is free. The chapter also holds regular birds walks for novices and experts alike; check out their website for details.
Monthly meetings of the LA/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter of the California Native Plant Society are held the 2nd Tuesday of each month. Location varies. Annual plant sale held in mid-October in Encino. Information: 818/881-3706. Free.
Theodore Payne Foundation, Sun Valley, CA
Better known as a year-round nursery for native plants, Theodore Payne hosts regular classes and hands-on workshops to help you plan, design, plant, and maintain your native plant garden. Check out their Calendar page for details, and don't miss their plant sales!
Monthly meetings of the Southern California Horticultural Society are held on the 2nd Thursday of each month at the Friendship Auditorium, 3201 Riverside Drive, near Griffith Park. As well as a featured speaker, they hold a Plant Forum and plant raffle. Check their website for a list of upcoming meetings. Free.
Ongoing classes including the Thursday Morning Seminars, led by Lili Singer. Registration required. Fees.
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont
Check their Calendar page for a wide range of classes includes botany, as well as designing and maintaining a native plant garden. Their plant sales are legendary too!
The Huntington Botanical Gardens, San Marino
Special exhibits and ongoing programs in both art and gardening (what a mix!) are listed on their Events & Exhibits calendar page. Registration: (626) 405-2146. Fees.
Conejo Valley Botanic Garden, Thousand Oaks
Ongoing events for kids and adults are listed on their Calendar page.