Join us for monthly Western Hort programs designed to inform, educate and inspire the dedicated plant lover. Admission is $10 for non-members and FREE for WHS members.


Meetings are held 9 times a year on the second Wednesday of the month and feature a lecture and slide presentation by a guest horticultural specialist. Each program also includes a member-led discussion and demonstration of unusual plants, as well as a plant sale of diverse plant varieties donated by members and local nurseries. All are welcome!


Current meeting location:   7:30pm on Zoom! Instructions emailed prior to meeting.

If you enjoy the talks given at our meetings and want to help the Western Horticultural Society sustain our program, you might like to sponsor one of our speakers! Your donation helps cover the costs of hosting a speaker and we will note your name as sponsor in our newsletter. You can choose the month or speaker of your choice or perhaps you have a speaker you would like to propose? Contact Leslie Dean lesliekdean@mindspring.com with donations or questions.   

May 20, 2020 7:30pm via Zoom

Build It And They Will Come: Creating a Native Garden Buzzing With Pollinators

With Juanita Salisbury


California native plants provide a rich variety of food resources--nectar, pollen and vegetation--for native insects. We will first learn design techniques based on the foraging behavior of native bees and other insects. This design technique starts with planting, but extends into observation and best practices for maintaining and enhancing habitat resources over time.


Juanita first received a Ph. D. Biopsychology from the University of Florida (1988) as well as a Bachelor of Science (Summa cum laude) in Landscape Architecture from
West Virginia University (2000). She established Juanita Salisbury Landscape Architecture in 2009 after working in commercial and residential design firms. More recently she has turned her focus to California native plant habitats. Interestingly, her early scientific research focused on ingestive behavior, an interest that carries on in the creation of habitat today

  Click to see the video of Juanita's talk.  


PO Box 166,  

Mountain View, CA 94042


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