Gardening with Native Plants

Gardening with Native Plants

May 26, 2021

5:00 pm - 6:30 pm

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Starting with Indigenous People more than 15,000 years ago, we know that landscape diversity is a result of human stewardship and that we rely on the land just as much as it relies on us. Invite beauty and biodiversity into your own yard with guidance from habitat restoration experts at Grassroots Ecology.

Event Speakers
Valerie Lee, Project Lead with Grassroots Ecology, manages community stewardship projects at public open spaces in Los Altos and Los Altos Hills, including Redwood Grove Nature Preserve, Byrne Preserve, O’Keefe Preserve, and Juan Prado Mesa Preserve.

Deanna Giuliano, Nursery Director and Botanical Consultant with Grassroots Ecology, has nurtured thousands of native plants for over 20 restoration projects at the Grassroots Ecology Native Plant Nursery for over 15 years.

Deanna will share tips on how to choose native plants for your yard, as well as what to grow to attract different insects, birds, and other wildlife. You’ll also get a peek at the book written by experts at Grassroots Ecology, San Francisco Bay Area Native Plants for the Garden – available for purchase at the Museum Store or at the Grassroots Ecology Native Plant Nursery for $25 (or free with a plant order of $250 or more).

Q&A and discussion will follow the presentation. Be sure to bring your native plant gardening questions for Deanna! Questions? Email

The event is free to attend.

This event is in support of the exhibition, “Beauty and the Beast” appearing in the Museum’s Main Gallery March 6 – July 11, 2021.

Grassroots Ecology is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to caring for public lands and waters across Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties. In collaboration with public landowners, governments, schools, corporations, and other nonprofits, each year it engages people in hands-on education and volunteer service that improves our local environment.