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Greg Rubin has been named 2018 Horticulturalist of the Year by the San Diego Horticultural Society for his work with California native plants!

Greg Rubin's home garden will be featured on the 6th annual San Diego California Native Plant Society Garden Tour April 14th and 15th, 2018!

Greg Rubin and Lucy Warrens's new book, The Drought-Defying California Garden: 230 Native Plants for a Lush Low-Water Landscape, is now available on Amazon!

The Drought-Defying California Garden: 230 Native Plants for a Lush Low-Water Landscape, by Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren, is available at events, most major bookstores and from Amazon. With over 25 years of experience, Greg is a recognized leader in the field of native plant design and owner of California's Own Native Landscape Design. Lucy is a long-time Southern California gardenwriter, Master Gardener and sustainable landscaping expert.

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The California Landscape: The Homeowner's Design Guide to Restoring Its Beauty and Balance is in its third printing!

The California Landscape: The Homeowner's Design Guide to Restoring Its Beauty and Balance, by Greg Rubin and Lucy Warren, is available at events, most major bookstores and from Amazon. With over 25 years of experience, Greg is a recognized leader in the field of native plant design and owner of California's Own Native Landscape Design. Lucy is a long-time Southern California garden writer, Master Gardener and sustainable landscaping expert.

 

EVENTS 2018         

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APRIL

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April 14th and 15th: "Native Gardens for Beauty and Susatainability" California Native Plant Society - San Diego Chapter 6th Annual Garden Tour

Greg Rubin's home garden will be on the tour for the first time!

The California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter (CNPS-SD) is presenting its 6th annual Tour, 'Native Gardens for Beauty and Sustainablilty', the weekend of April 14th & 15th, 2018, from 9:30 a.m.–4:00 p.m . The garden tour will be held in North County on Saturday & Sunday, April 14th & 15th and includes the areas of Encinitas, Cardiff, Carlsbad, Oceanside, Vista, San Marcos and Escondido.  The tour will feature 17 residential gardens and several non-residential and public gardens.  Spend a day or two exploring some lovely neighborhoods and backcountry areas. The will be a great variety of lovely gardens including features such as gardening on slopes, dry streambeds, bioswales, water catchment, charming water features, bridges, garden art, striking sculptures and more.

As an additional bonus, CNPS is featuring an optional Sky Mountain Permaculture, a seven acre post-fire water harvesting demonstration site. The property showcases many permaculture features, including bioswales, other water harvesting examples, an earthen dome, a food forest zone, a shade structure created by a repurposed satellite dish, a babbling brook near a reclaimed wood bench sitting circle and more. You can participate in a one hour tour either on Saturday or Sunday in the morning or afternoon. This special opportunity will be an additional $10. The tours will be at 11:00am and 1:30pm on both days. The Sky Mountain Preserve Tour is ONLY available if you purchase a Garden Tour ticket. Tickets will be available in advance of the tour and will likely sell out quickly, so if you want to participate in this great learning opportunity and adventure, buy your tickets early.

Questions: www.cnpssd.org/ or call (619) 387-8445


TICKETS
• $25 per person. Buy online here and save time. Tickets will be $30 on the day of the event. Children under 18 admitted for free.
• Admission gains you entrance to the 17 private gardens and several non-residential and public gardens.
• Tour booklets (which are the physical ticket to event) will be sent out to people who have prchased tickets prior to April 6th. Booklets can be picked up at Lux Art Institute or Surrounded by Natives for those who have purchased ticktes after that date.
• $10 per person for guided Permaculture tour are available at the above site.


Cost: $25 or $30 on the day of the event
$10 for Permaculture tour
Saturday April 14th and Sunday April 15th @9:30am to 4:00pm each day
Tour booklets (which are the physical ticket to the event) can be picked up on the days of the event for people who have purchased tickets after April 5th at:
Lux Art Institute
1550 South El Camino Real
Encinitas, CA 92024
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Surrounded by Natives
10330 Tioga Lake Dr
Escondido, CA


          
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