Find information on what to plant in your own gardens this fall (or any time of the year) as well as learn about local events, volunteer opportunities, native plant presentations, local online resources and more! There are so many different ways you can be involved – find the information you are looking for here to participate in Native Plant Week in beautiful Hill Country.
Bring Nature to Your Backyard, October 20 — Ink’s Lake Fish Hatchery. Kelly Bender, author of Texas Wildscapes, Gardening for Wildlife, and urban wildlife biologist, will speak from 10:30-12:30. Jessica Robertson from Backbone Valley Nursery will speak from 1:00-2:00. Wildscaping will be emphasized in presentations. Guided hikes along trails. Demonstrations and displays will be available along with activities for the kids. Free. Directions and more information
TRIED AND TRUE NATIVE PLANTS
Texas Persimmon (Diospyros texana)
Sotol (Dasylirion texanum)
Mountain laurel (Sophora secundiflora)
Purple sage or Cenizo (Leucophyllum frutescens)
Red yucca (Hesperaloe parviflora)
LOCAL DEMONSTRATION GARDENS
Cibolo Nature Center, 140 City Park Road, Boerne, TX. NPSOT maintains the front garden at the entrance to the CNC. Bergheim Volunteer Fire Station, 1 Old Curry Road, Bergheim, TX 78004 maintained by Boerne Chapter NPSOT.
Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery has been landscaped with native plants and is open to the public.
Pioneer Museum Native Plant Garden at 309 W. Main, Fredericksburg. The Dr. John Lipe Demonstration Garden located at the Gillespie County Agricultural Building, 1906 N. Llano St. in Fredericksburg.