Drought, Climate Change, and Native Plants with Bart O’Brien

Do you know the three critical actions to take to assure that your garden survives and thrives in these times of dramatic weather fluctuation? You may think, “Water, water, and water” but that’s just one of the fundamentals that you need to be concerned about now and into the future when thinking about your garden.

The challenges of mediterranean-climate gardening without easy-access to low-cost water can be a bit daunting, but it’s far from doom and gloom. Where should we be looking for native and native friendly plants for our gardens? Some less familiar native plants and newer selections will also be discussed.

Bart O’Brien, Director of the Regional Parks Botanic Garden in Tilden Regional Park is a collector, grower, photographer, lecturer, and author. For many years prior to returning to Northern California he was Director of Horticulture, then Director of Special Projects at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden in Southern California.

Western Horticultural Society is pleased to bring you this talk. Free for members $5.00 general public