Sonoma-Marin Eco-Friendly Garden Tour
For the spring Eco-Friendly Garden Tour, the Marin chapter of the California Native Plant Society will be hosts at the new Native Plant Pollinator Garden they’ve been creating at the Bay Model Visitor Center over the last year.
The garden is over 100 feet long, planted with different wildlife habitats for songbirds, hummingbirds, and butterflies plus a monarch butterfly way station. Native bees make use of it all. Each section of the garden focuses on the plants favored by that specific type of pollinator. There are currently over 75 native species in the garden. Water is provided by a solar-powered birdbath, a misting fountain for the hummingbirds and small puddles in boulders. Their purpose was to create a safe haven for these essential creatures, and they are grateful that the US Army Corps of Engineers enthusiastically embraced the idea.
Members from CNPS will be on hand all day to answer questions. They’ll be joined by volunteers from organizations that specialize in these pollinators: Marin Audubon, Urban Bee Lab, Xerces Society, plus Marin Municipal Water District and SPAWN, who helped plant the garden. There is a companion brochure available for garden visitors that lists the plants in the garden, grouped by pollinator type.
Event location: Bay Model Visitor Center, 2100 Bridgeway, Sausalito, CA
This event is free, but registration is required to receive a full list of addresses the for garden tour.