Please join East Bay CNPS this Saturday and Sunday at the Native Here Nursery nestled into the oak woodlands of Tilden Park.

DATES: Saturday, October 16, 10AM to 3PM & Sunday, October 17, Noon to 3PM

Native Here Nursery

101 Golf Course Drive – Tilden Park, Berkeley, CA

(Across from the Tilden Golf Course)

Native Plants, Lectures, Books, Posters, Gifts

This year only! Book closeout sale! Deeply discounted botanical and garden books for the plant lover and book collector!

Vendors of photography, seeds & bulbs, garden arts & crafts

Exhibits on native bees, invasive plants, Native Plant Society benefits

Laura Cunningham, a well-known artist and ecologist, will be present to sell and sign copies of her new book, A State of Change: Forgotten Landscapes of California, just out from Heyday. This book beautifully describes and illustrates the flora and fauna that existed in Berkeley and other areas of California before widespread human habitation.

Janice Bray’s new 2010 edition of the CD East Bay Native Plants will be available with over 400 plants pictured and described.

Adam Wight, craftsman will offer unique handcrafted garden tools inspired by ancient farming tools.

Garden Delights, Heidi Rand returns with her plant photography printed on a variety of materials creating lovely gift items.

Lake & Lake Photography, Diane Lake’s native plant related photographs and note cards, hand-crafted jewelry.

Seedy Friends, native plant seeds to benefit the East Bay Regional Parks Botanic Garden will be sold on Saturday.

East Bay Chapter Sales, order T-shirts, hats, and other materials from the chapter.

Bird houses, metal plant stake/markers, and local native bulbs, will be available from Native Here, sold separately from the plants.

Educational Speakers (1 PM each day)
On Saturday, at 1 pm, Barbara Deutsch, member of the Lepidopterists Society and an active long-time CNPS member will speak: “Let’s Entwine Ourselves with Pipevines and Adorn Our Gardens with Butterflies”.

Sunday, at 1 pm, Lisa Owens Viani, Public Outreach Coordinator for the San Francisco Estuary Partnership has a background in urban stream restoration and writes for numerous publications about green streets and green stormwater design. Her topic is “From Gray to Green: How Green Streets and Residential Rain Gardens Can Help San Francisco Bay”.

Specialties for Fall Planting: Douglas Iris, Dutchman’s Pipe

Beautiful Oaks at Half-Price:  Plant a Tree and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint!

For Your Shopping Convenience, Golf Course Parking, Plant Hold Area and Shuttle. Handicapped parking and parking for pick-up of plants is available on the nursery level.  Other parking is across the road at the golf course lot.

Checks or Cash Only (Sorry, No Credit Cards)

Please bring your own boxes for plants and other purchases

We appreciate Carpoolers and Public Transit Users!  A map to Native Here Nursery and public transit suggestions are on the Native Here website at

Native Here Nursery, at 101 Golf Course Drive in Tilden Park . Phone number 510-549-0211.  Contact: Charli Danielsen, manager.  The nursery is directly across Golf Course Drive from the Tilden Park Golf Course exit.

Native Here Nursery
is owned and operated by the East Bay Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. Volunteers are welcome to help out at the nursery. It’s a chance to learn about native plant horticulture and enjoy the company of congenial people. To volunteer call the nursery when it’s open, email or just drop in.

Fall is the time to sow seeds and pot up those that have sprouted. The plant list will not be updated until April, but you can anticipate changes as new plants are processed. Drop by the nursery to see “what’s new” from time to time. You might even take an hour or two to work on potting up some of your favorites.

If you want to purchase plants in small containers, you are more likely to find them between November and May. In order for many of our plants to withstand summer without using a great deal of water, we plant them into larger containers in May and June to carry over to the fall Plant Fair.

Click here for a catalog of plants available from Native Here Nusery.

Click here for photos of the October 2008 Plant Fair.

Charli Danielsen


Tilden Park in Berkeley, California, looking west.

View from Tilden - Wikipedia