redbud logo


CNPS Redbud Chapter


Fall Plant Sale

Field Trips
Local Floras
Natives for Landscaping
Photo Gallery
Other Links

About Our Chapter
How to Join Redbud-CNPS
How to Reach Us




Redbud's Facebook Page

Plant Sale on Facebook

Click to join redbudchapter

Click to join the Redbud
Yahoo Group

Sign up for email about
Redbud events:

[email address required]

The Redbud Chapter of CNPS

redbud banner

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 & 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 New Redbud Chapter Events!
Come to our Winter Redbud Meet-ups:
  • Saturday, January 21
  • Wednesday, February 15
  • Wednesday, March 15

Same time and Location for all three events:
Time: 1:30 to 3:30 p.m.
Location: Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City 

January 21:  Your Native California Garden in Winter, Part I

Right now, you may not see anything happening in your native garden. But where you can't see, underground, native plants are already actively growing and getting ready for spring. 

On Saturday, January 21, we'll gather from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Madelyn Helling Library in Nevada City to talk about how you can make the most of the winter months in your garden. Depending on the group's interests, we'll talk about:
  • designing & planning your garden 
  • choosing, planting, & growing plants
  • winter care for your garden
  • trouble-shooting special problems, and much more

All are welcome, whatever your level of experience.  Bring your questions and observations, and explore solutions and suggestions with Redbud CNPS experts and fellow members. We'll provide handouts, free seeds, and light refreshments.

Spring 2017 California Naturalist Course

Sierra Streams Institute is offering a course that allows you to become a certified California Naturalist. The course starts March 8, 2017. Earlybird registration fee if you sign up before February 1. For more information see
Naturalist Class, email, or call 530-265-6090 ext. 207.

Trees and Shrubs of
Nevada and Placer Counties, California

Purchase information for Redbud books

Store owners or managers wishing to purchase books wholesale
should contact: Julie Becker - jbecker[at]"