Advertise with the Tour

The Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour is an annual, free event which attracts more than 6,000 Bay Area residents each year. The Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour takes place the first Sunday in May. Advertisers in the printed garden guide will reach an audience of primarily Alameda and Contra Costa County residents who are interested gardening in general, and in related environmental issues such as pesticide use reduction, water conservation, and habitat protection. The Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour is a free tour of 40 gardens in Alameda and Contra Costa counties that are pesticide-free, water-conserving, provide habitat for wildlife, and contain 60% or more native plants.

Advertising Rates One Color Full Color
1/2 page 3.5″ wide x 6″ tall $300 $500
Full page 7″ wide x 5.5″ tall $500 $750

Orders are due as soon as possible; space is limited. Orders must specifically state space to be used. All verbal instructions regarding contracts, insertions or changes of any kind are to be confirmed in writing or via e-mail by the advertiser.

  • Advertiser is responsible for proofing all copy. The garden tour is not responsible for errors in advertising copy.
  • Once placed, orders are final; refunds will not be made.
  • Payment is due within 30 days of order reservation.

Ad Requirements and Information

Need help laying out your ad? Advertisers are welcome to contact Monica Alatorre at (510) 932-1702. Monica lays out the garden guide, and she can finalize your ad if you would like the help.

Please note the following general information:

  • All ads must be built as final size (i.e. full page 7″ x 5.5″) See examples of advertisements here:

Past ads

  • All graphic ads must be supplied as a PDF file saved in “Print Quality” mode with all fonts embedded.
  • Our required border will be added at no charge.
  • Prices are for publication-ready art and type. Files requiring adjustment for changes or incompatible program will incur an additional charge, payable to Monica Alatorre.


For further information about advertising in the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour garden guide, please contact: Kathy Kramer, Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour Coordinator (510) 236-9558 phone
 and fax Please send materials to: Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour 1718 Hillcrest Road San Pablo CA 94806