Virtual Garden Tour, May 10, 2020

Sunday, May 10, 2020, 10 AM - 1 PM

The Garden Tour Was a Success!

Mother Earth's rich biodiversity was celebrated in the San Francisco area through the creativity native plant enthusiasts brought to their backyards and public spaces.

Many tuned in to our live broadcast that showcased beautiful natural heritage being restored and recreated by inspired nature lovers and community scientists in our very special part of the world.

If you missed our live show or would like to relive the experience, we now have video posted of our fabulous panelists in order of appearance:

Amber Hasselbring, Nature in the City on Backyard Biodiversity - time = 49:15

Matt RitterIconic Flora of California - time = 33:22

Mike and Terri BelcherPupae Power - time = 21:48

Matt and JoAnn Zlatunich - SF Natural Heritage Garden - time = 21:01

Bob Hall - Adding the West into the Western Addition - time = 16:32

Millie Calzado = Sutro Stewards Nursery, a source of inspiration for Mt. Sutro - time = 11:08

Scan down to see garden tour photos

Those who tuned in saw:

  • Backyard Nursery for Biodiversity by Amber Hasselbring, Executive Director of Nature in the City
  • Author and professor of botany Matt Ritter shared stories and insights from his latest book: California Plants: A Guide to Our Iconic Flora
  • Mike Belcher with Pupae Power: How to Raise Pipevine Swallowtails in Your Home Garden
  • "How they done it" series with real live gardeners (not actors)

If you have interest in being involved in a future CNPS Yerba Buena garden tour, please email our team

“People from a planet without flowers would think we must be mad with joy the whole time to have the things about us” Iris Murdoch



All in with SF Biodiversity: Greg Gaar’s garden on Mt. Davidson

This very large garden includes an adjacent public walkway (Globe Alley) that is also landscaped with native plants. Greg Gaar converted this yard from lawn […]

Sutro Stewards all SF native nursery

The Sutro Stewards native plant nursery and garden were established in 2013. We are located on Mt. Sutro Open Space Preserve, in the shadow of […]

Garden transformation in Cole Valley

When Katherine Roberts 1st bought her house on a quiet little street in Cole Valley in May 2003, both the house and gardens had been […]

Chris’s Sunnyside Habitat Garden

Christine Okon got help from two landscape artists as she designed her steep yard into a wildlife friendly and beautiful place When Started: Started in November […]

Adding western beauties to the Western Addition

Bob Hall’s Western Addition Garden, adding to western biodiversity since 2008   When started: 2008 Neighborhood: Western Addition Notable features: The birdbath. One of the neighbors was slicing […]

Louis Webb’s Forest Hill garden

Louis Webb’s Forest Hill garden has been popping with poppies for 15 years When started: about 15 yrs since I hired a garden designer Neighborhood: Forest Hill […]

Claudia’s Garden: wild in the inner sunset

Claudia’s Garden features dune and Greenstreak Butterfly host plants When started: 2013 Neighborhood: Inner Sunset Notable features: Dune, shade, slope and fog belt tolerant Favorite plants in your […]

North Beach ethnobotany garden

This North Beach garden is designed by homeowner with a special focus on ethnobotanical specimens and pollinator habitat especially for butterflies When started: 2006 Neighborhood: […]

Woodland inspiration in Noe Valley

Kate Levis woodland-inspired part-native garden in beautiful Noe Valley When started: The first plantings were in the fall of 2007, but I just planted a […]

On a mountain with SF specialties

This garden features a steep chert slope and several locally rare plants lovingly cared for by local biodiversity advocate Denise Louie Neighborhood: Mira Glen Design:  […]

Westwood Highlands garden

Roger & Phyllis Erickson began planting natives in 2012 in their Westwood Highlands garden including a clever reuse of a driveway median When started:  2012 […]

An unapologetic Fauna-centric Garden

After reading a small New York Times piece about the plight of native bees, Mary Beth Thibodeaux “decided to create one of the recommended “islands” providing […]

Artist’s garden, Potrero Hill east slope

This wonderful San Francisco artist’s native plant garden on the eastern slope of Potrero Hill began with a few native plants in the 1980’s and […]

A young Central Sunset Native Garden

Rowena Forest and Peter Pyle’s 2020 native coastal dune, prairie, scrub garden When we were house hunting in western SF two years ago, we were […]

Natural Heritage in the Inner Richmond

This backyard garden features a community of plants native to the western San Francisco Peninsula.  A nature trail winds through the low-medium profile dune-scrub habitat […]

Late Bloomer, Potrero Hill

This small urban garden on the north slope of Potrero Hill was transformed from tropical exotics (including banana) and weeds to San Francisco native plants […]