7 Garden Tours to Enjoy in the Bay Area

Annual visit to the demonstration food forest of Benicia and Vallejo: 9am-4pm April 23, Benicia and Vallejo. Visit demonstration edible gardens irrigated with greywater and learn simple techniques you can apply to your own backyard to create a vibrant, food-producing ecosystem that uses water wisely. Check in and receive directions between 9am and 11am at Benicia Avant Garden, corner of First and D streets. Visit Benicia Garden 10 a.m.-1 p.m. and Vallejo Garden 1 p.m.-4 p.m. Free, $10 donation appreciated. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3wdgRWH

Bringing back the visit to the native garden and the presentation of the characteristics of the green house: 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. from April 30 to May 1 (virtual from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. from April 16 to 17) at 50 residential gardens in Alameda and Contra Costa counties. Visit beautiful water-saving native plant gardens and learn how to grow beautiful native plant gardens, reduce your water bills, protect your family’s health, and protect the environment by gardening without pesticides. Suggested donation of $15. bringbackthenatives.net/registration

Visit of the spring garden Gamble Garden: 10am-4pm. April 22-23, Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden, 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto. Visit five private gardens, then visit Gamble Garden to see Market Square and Over The Garden Fence, where you can buy garden-related gifts and plants. Enjoy lunch, refreshments and live music. $35. gamblegarden.org/spring-tour/spring-tour-2022

Visit to the growing indigenous garden: 10am-4pm April 2-3, Santa Clara Valley, Peninsula. Each self-guided tour includes up to 60 gardens that demonstrate reduced water use, reduced chemical and pesticide use, enhanced habitat, and native California plants. Free. gngt.org/GNGT/About.php

Incredible sale of edible plants: 9am-4pm April 9-10, Pleasanton Senior Center, 5353 Sunol Ave., Pleasanton. Over 5,000 vegetable and culinary herb plants will be for sale ($4 per 4-inch pot). Order the plants online starting March 27 and select a curbside pickup time at amazingedibleplantsale.com

Oakland Spring Garden Tour: 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 24, Oakland sites. This year’s tour includes seven gardens and features stunning views, garden art and rare plant specimens. The garden gift shop will offer crafts, pottery, garden-related gifts and plants for sale. $25 to $30. Eventbrite: bit.ly/3Ibv4Wx

Vallejo Garden Tour: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. on May 15 Vallejo. This tour, which benefits Naval and Historical Museum of Vallejo, characteristics eight gardens across the city, with master gardeners at each location to share their expertise. $40. vallejogardentour.com/about-us

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