This year, the tour will take place on two days: the northwest portion of the tour (Sunnyvale to Hillsborough) features 24 gardens and takes place on Saturday, April 26, 2014, while the southeast portion (32 gardens in Cupertino, San Jose, etc.) is held on Sunday, April 27, 2014. The tour hours are 10AM to 4PM each day.
North: Sat, April 26, 2014, 10:00am to 4:00pm
South: Sun, April 27, 2014, 10:00am to 4:00pm
Excerpt from Going Native Garden Tour – http://gngt.org/GNGT/HomeRO.php
Since 2003, the Bay Area’s pioneering native garden tour has showcased gardens featuring California native plants. This community-based tour is free of charge to the public. Each tour features 40-70 gardens, most of them private home gardens, which are open on tour day in a do-it-yourself, open house format.
The gardens on the tour demonstrate reduced water use, reduced chemical and pesticide use, improved habitat, and the unique aesthetic appeal of gardens designed with California native plants. Our website also provides resources to help Bay Area gardeners to “go native” in their own gardens.
On tour day, sponsoring nurseries will conduct native plant sales at select gardens. Part of the proceeds benefit Going Native Garden Tour. Please pay by cash or check.