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Founded in 1963, the Western Horticultural Society is made up of horticulturists, botanists, landscape designers and architects, nursery people, students and avid gardeners. The monthly programs are designed to appeal to the dedicated plant lover.
We invite you to join our group of plant and gardening enthusiasts

WHS 50th Aniversary
Members Memories

 

 
Tilden Botanic Park
Tilden Botanic Park
 
 
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SPEAKER PROGRAM
 

Doors open at 7:00 pm
Meeting starts at 7:30 pm.
Location. The Parish Hall
Christ Episcopal Church
1040 Border Road, Los Altos

Meetings are free to members.
Guests are welcome ! Fee $5.00

   
 
October 8,2015
   
 

 

BART O'BRIEN

 

Director of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden
in Tilden Regional Park

 

Your Garden: Drought, Climate Change, and Native Plants –What’s New?

   
 

Do you know the three critical actions to take to assure that your garden survives and thrives in these times of dramatic weather fluctuation? You may think, “Water, water, and water” but that’s just one of the fundamentals that you need to be concerned about now and into the future when thinking about your garden.

   
 
The challenges of mediterranean-climate gardening without easy-access to low-cost water can be a bit daunting, but it’s far from doom and gloom. Where should we be looking for native and native friendly plants for our gardens? Some less familiar native plants and newer selections will also be discussed.
 
  Bart O’Brien, Director of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Regional Park is a collector, grower, photographer, lecturer, and author.
For many years prior to returning to Northern California he was Director of Horticulture, then Director of Special Projects at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Southern California
 
   
 
 
   
         
WHS PROFESSIONAL MEMBERS
   
 
Hot Plant Picks 2012
 
Hot Plant Picks 2011
 

Hot Plant Picks 2010

 

 

 
Western Horticultural Society
P.O. Box 60507,   Palo Alto, CA 94306

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