The Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society serves Sacramento, Yolo, Colusa, Sutter, and Yuba Counties, and parts of Placer and San Joaquin Counties.
The mission of CNPS is to increase understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants and to conserve them and their natural habitats, through education, science, advocacy, horticulture and land stewardship.
Our chapter meetings are free and the public is invited to attend. Meetings are held the 2nd Wednesday of the month (January - June and September - November) at the Shepard .Garden and Arts Center, McKinley Park, 3330 McKinley Blvd, 95816. GOOGLE MAP LINK
A wide selection of books and Sacramento Valley Chapter t‑shirts are available for purchase at meetings.
Refreshments are always provided!
Next Meeting: Wednesday, June 12th at 7:00
Finger Foods and Gardens Gone Native! - Virtual Tour
No utensils needed! Just bring yourself for a relaxing evening. Or, if you like, you may bring a favorite finger food or non-alcoholic beverage to share. We’ll provide napkins, plates, and cups—but feel free to be really earth-friendly and bring your own re-usable dishes. Snack time will be followed by...
A virtual “Gardens Gone Native” tour! If you missed the gardens during our April tour —or were not able to get to all of the gardens you wanted to see —here’s your chance to see what you missed! Presented by GGN Chair Susan Fregien, this virtual tour will showcase our own CNPS member gardens and take you all over town in just one evening. They include drought tolerant gardens and ponds; well-manicured “traditional look” gardens, habitat gardens, artistic gardens, and “wild” gardens. From newly planted to long-established, our members’ gardens are as diverse as we are! Our tour will certainly have something for everyone, to inspire your own native landscaping ambitions.