Palo Alto Online Database last updated: Monday, May 6, 2013.|
American Rhododendron Society, De Anza Chapter
Founded in 1978 by local rhododendron enthusiasts, the chapter meets Sept.-June in the Hillview Community Center, room 112, 97 Hillview Ave., Los Altos.
Atherton Garden Guild
P.O. Box 685, Menlo Park. Founded in 1966, the group is limited to 45 Atherton residents by invitation only.
California Native Plant Society - Santa Clara Valley Chapter
3921 E. Bayshore Road, Room 205, Palo Alto. Dedicated to the preservation, understanding and cultivation of California native plants. Native plant sales, wildflower show, lectures, field trips, educational programs, grass-roots organizing.
Garden Club of Palo Alto
P.O. Box 898, Palo Alto. Active in Palo Alto for 90 years, the club encourages gardening, horticulture, artistic use of flowers and conservation of natural resources; educates the community in these subjects; and assists in the beautification of public places. This is accomplished by grants, educational programs, garden shows and practical gardening and landscaping.
Gardening with Natives, California Native Plant Society Santa Clara Valley Chapter
3921 E. Bayshore Road, room 205, Palo Alto. A forum for people interested in growing California native plants in their home gardens. Monthly meetings include seasoned experts as well as beginners. Each meeting has a topic and an invited speaker. A meeting in the fall is devoted to a Seed & Cutting Exchange.
Kings Mountain Garden Club
P.O. Box 620372, Woodside. The club holds garden tours, prepares the Community Center for the annual Art Fair and holds a plant sale thereafter (Labor Day), hosts an annual summer luncheon, and hosts a wreath making on the first Saturday in December at the Kings Mountain Community Center.
Kusamura Bonsai Club
600 Colorado Ave. (in the Parish Hall), Palo Alto. Specializes in teaching how to create and improve bonsai. Meets in the Parish Hall at St. Mark's Episcopal Church. Annual dues are $35 for individuals and $45 for couples.
West Bay Iris Society
400 University Ave., Los Altos. Meets in the Garden House of Shoup Park. Meeting times posted on website. New members are welcome. Annual dues are $20 per individual and $30 per family.
Western Horticultural Society
P.O. Box 60507, Palo Alto. Formed in 1963 by Bay Area nurserymen and gardening enthusiasts, for the hobbyist and professional alike. Speakers and discussions on landscape design, specific plants and responsible gardening.
Woodside-Atherton Garden Club
P.O. Box 838, Menlo Park. The club educates its members and the public on horticulture, conservation and flower arranging. Makes contributions to other charitable organizations by promoting knowledge in these areas. Also funds community projects, such as school beautification, the Ronald McDonald House, and the Woodside Library Native Plant Garden. Membership by invitation only.