Saturday February 18th, 2017
9am to 2pm
Mission Blue Nursery

near 3401 Bayshore Blvd in Brisbane
behind the Brisbane Fire House
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Design Your Native Garden
design principles - plant choice - plant location
free talks with demonstration garden tours
at 10:30-11:00am and 11:30am-12noon

Free event! Join us for a tour of our demonstration garden and hear from our experienced nursery volunteers, Lou Gold and Mary Beth James-Thibodeaux. They'll discuss principles of design, ideal placement of plants for optimal health, and which plants work well together. You'll also have a chance to ask questions of these expert native plant gardeners!

volunteers grooming our demonstration garden

volunteers grooming our demonstration garden

All of Mission Blue Nursery's plants are originally sourced right here on San Bruno Mountain. Contribute to habitat for wildlife by planting these important and unique plants in your garden while you also contribute to our work to conserve and restore San Bruno Mountain.

Visit our demonstration garden, take a tour with one of our experts, and learn about native garden design and the importance of plant selection

All proceeds from our native plant sales support the work of San Bruno Mountain Watch in its efforts to preserve and conserve the Mountain.


To get inspired about growing natives in your garden - check out the California Native Plant Society's Gardening Program, whose mission is to support and encourage the use of California natives. And be sure to visit our Why Garden with Natives? page where you'll find some good advice and links to native gardening resources.

You can get paid to transform your yard by replacing a water-thirsty lawn with water-efficient landscaping. Check out the Lawn be Gone! program by the Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA). The San Mateo Countywide Water Pollution Prevention Program has partnered with the BAWSCA to help residents purchase rain barrels. Check out their Rain Barrel Rebate Program.