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California Extension Service
Yard and Garden



Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County
Here's the perfect place to find out which plants thrive
best in the Santa Clara Valley. You'll also find here a
monthly calendar that gives you tips for which tasks to
accomplish throughout the year, as well as learn more
about the resources provided by the Master gardeners
and the special projects and activities they sponsor.

Horticultural Topics

Pest Management and Identification
This database supplies the University of California's official
guidelines for pest monitoring techniques, pesticides, and non-
pesticide alternatives for managing pests in homes and landscapes.

Horticultural Societies

California Horticultural Society
The California Horticultural Society is an educational, non-profit
organization dedicated to bringing together gardeners and garden
professionals to share experiences. It's mission is to provide
educational opportunities for California gardeners and
horticulturalists.

California Native Plant Society
The mission of the California Native Plant Society is to increase
understanding and appreciation of California's native plants, and
to preserve them in their natural habitat through scientific activities,
education, and conservation.

The Dirt Gardener
Bay area gardening information

San Francisco Birds

Xeriscape Gardening Tips from The City of Cerritos

Bay Area Garden Railway Society
This popular hobby features miniature trains in garden settings.


University of California
Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

UCLA Mildred E. Mathias Botanical Garden
A seven-acre frost-free garden that exhibits many different
species of tropical and subtropical plants. Approximately 5000
species in 225 families are growing in the garden.

UC Santa Cruz Arboretum
Situated on what is now the campus of the University of California
at Santa Cruz and what was originally part of the vast land holdings
of pioneer settler Henry Cowell, the Arboretum occupies one of the
most propitious horticultural sites in the world.

Center for Agroecology and
Sustainable Food Systems
This site includes information on both The Alan Chadwick Garden and
the UC Santa Cruz Farm located on the University of California Santa
Cruz campus. At the Farm and the Garden, you will see some of the
best gardening techniques in the world put into practice.

Botanical Gardens and Arboreta

The Huntington Library, Art Collections and Botanical Gardens
Famous for its desert garden

Santa Barbara Botanic Gardens

Regional Parks Botanic Garden Located at Tilden
The Regional Parks Botanic Garden is devoted to the collection,
growth, display, and preservation of the native plants of California.

San Francisco Botanical Gardens

Shinzen Japanese Garden
Garden in Fresno, California reflects traditional Japanese garden
design elements. Provides a map, seasonal images and membership details.

San Jose Heritage Rose Garden
In Guadalupe River Park & Gardens
San Jose, California

The Ruth Bancroft Garden
Preserving an exceptional example of American garden design, The
Ruth Bancroft Garden demonstrates the beauty and excitement possible
in a water-conserving landscape. Internationally recognized as one
of the finest private gardens in North America. Walnut Creek, California

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is devoted to the collection, cultiva-
tion, study, and display of native California plants and to graduate
training and research in plant systematics and evolution. Through
all of its programs, the mission of the Garden is to make significant
contributions to the appreciation, enjoyment, conservation,
understanding, and thoughtful utilization of our natural heritage.
Claremont, California

The Conservatory in Golden Gate Park
A magnificent combination of Victorian Architecture and specifically
greenhouse architecture, history, horticulture, preservation of
endangered species, and the beauty of American urban park lands.

Descanso Gardens
Festival events

Sherman Gardens and Library
This beautiful public garden and the Sherman Library for California
history is in Newport Beach, Corona del Mar, California, right on
the Pacific Coast Highway.

The National Aids Memorial Grove

California Arboretum
Los Angeles County

Mendocino Coast Botanical Gardens
The mild maritime climate makes it a garden for all seasons,
attracting gardeners and nature lovers alike. Manicured formal
gardens, a dense coastal pine forest, fern-covered canyons, diverse
plant collections, and flower-filled coastal bluffs overlooking the
blue Pacific Ocean are among the many attractions.

South Coast Botanic Garden
The South Coast Botanic Garden is a unique 87-acre garden
environment. The garden was once a landfill and now has over
150,000 beautifully landscaped plants and trees.

Mission San Juan Capistrano
You can hear the tolling of century old bells and walk down its time
worn paths. The serenity and peace amid the 10 acres of lush gardens
and cool fountains, cloistered by old adobe walls, offers visitors
seclusion from the sights and sounds of a busy world.

Lotusland
Santa Barbara, California
Lotuslandís distinct and often surreal gardens present a variety of
exotic tropical and sub-tropical species ranging from desert cacti
and succulents to ginger and banana trees.

Casa del Herrero
Montecito, California

Luther Burbank Home & Gardens
Santa Rosa, California
The Home, Greenhouse, and gardens where the famed horticulturist
experimented with plants for most of his 50-year career. The center
features tours, a gift shop, and special events throughout the year.

Filoli
Filoli is one of the great garden estates of the country -- and Bay
Area gardeners are fortunate to have it in their back yard. It's
nestled in an oak forest along the Peninsula -- easy for you to
visit often.

Eddy Arboretum

Mourning Cloak Ranch & Botanical Garden












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