Regional Gardening Reports :: National Gardening Association

Northern California Coastal & Inland Valleys

September, 2000
Regional Report

Shows & Events

Oaks of California
Word is out that the oaks of California are struggling. A workshop to be held at the Tilden Regional Parks Botanical Garden will help you identify and understand what California oaks need to survive. This workshop will focus on oak habitat and ecology and means of identifying oaks. Workshop leaders will also discuss the oak life cycle, from pollination to acorn set, seed dispersal, and seedling mortality.

The class runs Saturday, November 4, 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., at the Visitor Center, and Sunday, November 5, 10:30 a.m. to around 3 p.m., at Morgan Territory. Cost is $70 for members, $85 for nonmembers. Call 925- 631-6614 for more information.

Web Finds

Tilden Botanical Garden
Close to the hussle of Oakland and San Francisco lies a gardening treasure. The Tilden Regional Parks Botanical Garden, located in Wildcat Canyon, near the University of California Berkeley campus, offers examples of plant life from many diverse California habitats such as seacoast bluffs and coastal mountains, interior valleys, arid foothills, alpine zones, and two kinds of deserts, all in a 10-acre garden that can be walked in a day.

The garden is free and open to the public. For directions and more information contact the Web site at


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