Wildflower show in Santa Clara, Saturday

Press release

By on Mon, April 20, 2009

Arvind Kumar, CNPS-SCV
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The 37th Annual Wildflower Show, the premier botanical and horticultural event of the South Bay and Peninsula, will take place at Mission College in Santa Clara over the weekend of April 25-26, 2009, 10am to 4pm.

The Wildflower Show is a two-day expo showcasing the plant biodiversity of Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. In April many native plants are in full bloom, providing a breathtaking display of natural beauty. At the show, over 400 species of wildflowers and native plants are displayed, each accurately labeled, many suitable for the home garden.

Many special activities take place in conjunction with the wildflower show. Free classes are offered on native plant identification and gardening with native plants. Knowledgeable botanists and gardeners are on hand to answer questions. Native plants, books, posters, seeds, note cards, and other wildflower-related items are available for purchase. There is a children’s activities table.

The Wildflower Show is a well-known and loved tradition in the South Bay and the Peninsula. Organized by the Santa Clara Valley chapter of the California Native Plant Society, this educational event is free and open to the public, and suitable for the entire family. Here one can learn about the breathtaking diversity of California’s native flora, and pick up ideas for the home garden.

The venue is the Mission College Hospitality Management Building, conveniently accessible from the Great America Parkway exit off Highway 101 in Santa Clara. Free parking is available in Lot C only. The Wildflower Show is sponsored by the Mission College Biological Sciences Department. For more information, visit www.cnps-scv.org,email [email protected],or call 650-941-1068