Previous field trips of our chapter

Saturday, February 16, 2019, 09:00 - 11:00 a.m.: Case study garden visit: Follow one native plant garden through the year - a chapter member's native garden in winter: Leader: Gabi McLean. This field trip is for the native plant garden enthusiast, current or future, an opportunity to see a 19-year old native plant garden. The garden is that of Gabi and Cliff McLean. They will share the history and maintenance of this small, suburban, native plant garden, front and back, including the new creation of a swale in the front. An annotated plant list will be provided.

Because of the restricted space, attendance will be limited to about 20 people. If you wish to attend, please RSVP by sending an email to Gabi at gabi (dot) mclean (at) verison (dot) net. She will send you the address and directions to the house.

This occasion provides a practical illustration of the joys and challenges of developing a native plant garden in the San Gabriel Valley, with special focus on the tasks of the current season. Part two of the series is planned for May when many plants are at their peak flowering time. Part three, the final of the series, is planned for September/October when some plants are still dormant due to the summer drought, a good time for pruning and planning for the next plant sale.

This is a great way to get practical information from an experienced native plant gardener.