Woodside-Atherton
Garden Club
Member of Garden Club of America

WOODSIDE LIBRARY NATIVE PLANT GARDEN

WOODSIDE LIBRARY NATIVE PLANT GARDEN
3140 WOODSIDE ROAD, WOODSIDE, CALIFORNIA



When the Woodside Library was built in 1968, the county announced they would fence off the sloping land behind it, but talented members of the Woodside Atherton Garden Club had a better idea, and with vision and hard work, they created the Woodside Library Native Plant Garden.

Now California species flourish in a redwood grove, an oak woodland setting, a sunny chaparral area for plants that need well-drained soil in winter and dry summers, and a small section for coastal plants. Garden specimens have labels with botanical and common names, so visitors can see examples of mature specimens and that will be an inspiration to many gardeners to grow these species in their own gardens.

WAGC members prune, weed and care for the garden. The garden provides benches and easily-navigated paths for library patrons and others to enjoy. It is open during Library Hours, 11 to 7, Monday through Thursday, 11 to 5, Friday and Saturday.

WAGC's popular Plant Sale takes place every other year in the garden. Almost any time of year, the space becomes an outdoor classroom that attracts school children up to college landscape design classes and gardeners from around the country who are interested in the native flora of California.

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IN BLOOM AT THE GARDEN IN APRIL
Ceanothus
Berberis nevinii
Ceanothus impressus 'Vandenberg'
Ribes sanguineum
Trillium
Limnanthus
Heuchera 'Wendy'
Iris
Rhododendron occidentale
Darmera peltata
x Chiranthofremontia lenzii
Cornus 'Eddies White Wonder'
Philadelphus
Styrax

For more information on California Native Plants and related events in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties visit the California Native Plant Society Web Site.

http://www.cnps-scv.org


Suggested Reading:

CALIFORNIA NATIVE PLANTS FOR THE GARDEN
Carol Bornstein, David Fross & Bart O'Brien

NATIVE TREASURES
M. Nevin Smith

REIMAGINING THE CALIFORNIA LAWN
Carol Bornstein, David Fross & Bart O'Brien


DESIGNING CALIFORNIA NATIVE GARDENS

Glenn Keator & Alrie Middlebrook

CALIFORNIA NATIVE GARDENING
A Month-By-Month guide
Helen Popper















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