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Redbud's 2018 Fall Plant Sale Is Almost Here!
Saturday, October 13th
North Star House, Grass Valley
10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sale Open to General Public
(9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Member Appreciation Sale --
Come early and become a Redbud member!)

The Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society welcomes all native-plant lovers in Nevada and Placer counties. We are dedicated to exploring, educating, researching, and writing about the diversity and beauty of our native flora. We:
  • Lead field trips to stunning foothill and mountain wildflower displays.
  • Offer 100s of locally adapted, hand-picked native plants at our fall sale.
  • Advocate for native flora and organize conservation projects.
  • Meet up to propagate plants and learn ethnobotany first-hand.
  • Publish two books on over 700 local wildflowers, trees and shrubs.
Together, we explore and restore nature, and find new friends!

Announcing Upcoming Redbud Chapter Events!

The Redbud Chapter
"Passionate about (Native) Plants”  
Lecture Series

California's Native Garden Gems
Native Perennials, Shrubs, and Vines for Sierra Foothill Gardens
Guest Speaker: Nancy Gilbert
Friday, Setember 21st
7:00 to 9:00 p.m.
Madelyn Helling Library
980 Helling Way, Nevada City, CA 95959
Learn about California’s finest garden-worthy native plants for our region. Nancy Gilbert, horticulture chair of the Redbud Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, will introduce you to over 85 adaptable, beautiful and low-maintenance native plants. This covers native perennials, shrubs, and vines that thrive in our Sierra foothill gardens. Her presentation includes photos and detailed descriptions of their features and characteristics, cultural and maintenance requirements. She will also discuss their myriad landscape uses.
Nancy has an M.S. degree in Science Education and is a naturalist, environmental educator, landscape designer and avid amateur photographer. She and her husband have owned and operated Far West Bulb Farm for over 25 years.

Co-Sponsored Events

Junior Conservationists: Flora Lake
Saturday, September 8th, 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Location: The hike will begin at the Bear River Park and Campground
at the Day-Use Area, 2500 Campground Rd, Colfax, CA 95713
Join Bear Yuba Land Trust and Certified California Naturalist Steve Roddy as we continue our family series – Junior Conservationist: Stories in Nature. This time we will explore the wonders of Flora Lake.
This alpine lake is located near Donner Summit and offers spectacular views of the surrounding Sierra Nevada Mountains. Come explore nature and become a Junior Conservationist! Please wear sturdy shoes suitable for hiking and comfortable clothing and bring plenty of water.
A conservationist is someone who advocates or acts for the protection and preservation of the environment and wildlife. These outings are designed for children ages 5 to 12, accompanied by a parent or other caregiver. Join us the second Saturday of every month as we explore local trails and discover the plants, animals, and history of each special region.
Suggested donation: $10 per family
Registration required.
Registration closes at 9:00 a.m. ONE business day before the event.
Space is limited. We encourage you to sign up early.

Other Events of Interest

Books by Redbud Chapter – CNPS

Wildflowers, 2d Ed.

Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties, California 2nd Edition (2017)    $29.95

Member discount if purchased directly from Redbud Chapter

See article “Book on Placer and Nevada County Wildflowers Gets Update,” Auburn Journal, May 30, 2017.

Get more information about Wildflowers or Trees and Shrubs, or
a list of 
regional booksellers and other locations selling Wildflowers.


Trees and Shrubs


Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties, California (2014)   $34.95


Member discount if purchased directly from Redbud Chapter




Redbud Member Discounts

Wildflowers of Nevada and Placer Counties:  $25.50
Trees and Shrubs of Nevada and Placer Counties: $29.75

To purchase at the member price, contact:

Julie Becker 530-265-8197, jbecker@infostations .com
Chet Blackburn 530-885-0201, chetblackburn@yahoo.com or
Jeanne Wilson 530-570-8009, treasurer@redbud-cnps.org

Tahoe's Spectacular Wildflower Trails


See these

      Books by Redbud Members:

      (Julie Carville, Karen Weise, Alicia Funk, and Carolyn Singer)