2017 Garden Guide Purchase and Walk-in Registration

Yes! You can still attend the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour on Sunday, May 7!

Your registration will provide you with the free, downloadable PDF of the garden guide, which contains the addresses and directions to the gardens. If you would like a printed copy of the garden guide, you can purchase one for $10 at one of the eight walk-in registration sites that will be open from 10:00-5:00 on the day of the tour (this Sunday). At those sites you can also be added to the Garden Tour’s e-mail list so that you are notified of future events.

Scroll down to see the the list of places you can purchase a garden guide on Sunday!

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Where to purchase a garden guide, and Walk-in registration—Sunday, May 7, 2017

Walk-in registration on the day of the tour, starting at 10:00 am, is available at the gardens listed below. Walk-in registrants will be asked to provide their names and e-mail addresses. For $10 you can purchase an 80 page, color, printed garden guide, which contains the garden addresses and directions. There are a limited number of guides at each of these special walk-in registration gardens; please arrive early to ensure there are still guides available.

Purchase a garden guide here, on Sunday, between 10:00 and 5:00 (while supplies last)


The Hillside Club,at 2286 Cedar Avenue Berkeley 


Chris and Lorianne Mayo’s garden, at 25 Briarwoood Court, Brentwood

Castro Valley

Mary Cooper’s garden, at 18741 Brickell Way, Castro Valley


Dan and Lisa Wanket’s garden, at 738 Sunflower Court, Concord


Dixie Finleys’ garden, at 2004 Pinon Court, Livermore  


Al and Barbara Kyte’s garden, at 57 Corliss Drive, Moraga


Barbara and Phil Leitner’s garden, at 2 Parkway Court, Orinda


Clytia and Joe Curley’s garden, at 1593 Trestle Glen Road, Oakland

San Ramon

Lorraine Kalich’s garden, at 15 Cherokee Court, San Ramon


Merle Norman and Curtis Beech’s garden, at 4420 Utah Drive, Richmond

Walnut Creek

Mardi and Mike Veiluva’s garden, at 1031 Leroy Lane, Walnut Creek

Guest Etiquette
  • Each person who enters a garden must turn in a ticket. Tickets are found in the back of the garden guide.
  • If you are using the PDF you must print and bring with you the page of tickets. You will need to turn in tickets in order to enter the gardens.
  • The tour starts at the garden of your choice at 10 am. Visit as many gardens as you like before 5 pm. Do not arrive early or after 5 pm. We recommend selecting the gardens you would like to visit by reviewing the garden descriptions and talks before setting out for the day. You can plan your route using mapquest.com or maps.google.com.
  • Please follow standard parking etiquette—do not block driveways or double park. Watch for special parking instructions at select gardens.
  • Children must be closely supervised by an accompanying adult. Strollers are not permitted in the gardens.
  • Stay on marked paths and wear sturdy shoes.
  • Do not pick flowers, fruits or vegetables. Do not take cuttings.
  • No restroom facilities are available at the home gardens.
  • Smoking is not permitted.
  • Leave pets at home.