Local residents are encouraged to sign up for the 15th Annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, which features 35 gardens in Alameda and Contra Costa counties, including six in Richmond.
The award-winning tour takes place from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, May 5. Online preregistration is required, ends on April 27, and includes a $10 garden guide. The self-drive tour is free, although a donation of $15 is requested to help fund the event.
To register, go here.
What the 35 gardens have in common is they are pesticide-free, water conserving, provide habitat for wildlife, and contain 60-percent or more native plants, according to the tour website. You can view garden locations here.
This year’s theme is “Art and Music in the Gardens,” and artwork, live music and children’s activities will be offered at various gardens. At some spots, native plants will be available for sale.
Registration for this tour fills up quickly, so attendees are encouraged to sign up promptly.
Meanwhile, take a look at these gorgeous photos provided by tour officials of the Richmond gardens.