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The Redbud Chapter of CNPS

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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!


Upcoming Chapter Plant Sale and Presentations

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Come to Redbud’s Fall 2016 Native Plant Sale

Date: Saturday, October 8
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. general public
(8:30-9:30 a.m. early bird for members only)
Place: North Star House, 12075 Auburn Road, Grass Valley

Come early and become a Redbud member!

Membership Meeting: 

Thursday, September 29, 6:30 - 7:00 p.m.
Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City

Meeting takes place just before the presentation on 
"Welcoming Pollinators" described below.

Presentation: “Welcoming Pollinators into Your California Garden
Thursday, September 29, 7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
Madelyn Helling Library, 980 Helling Way, Nevada City

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Learn about the amazing processes of flower pollination. Discover the dynamic relationships between flowers and their insect and bird pollinators. Explore how to create beautiful pollinator-friendly gardens to bring back our pollinators, many of which are in steep decline.

Members and non-members of all ages are welcome at this free lecture and slide presentation.
Presenter: Nancy Gilbert, Redbud Chapter CNPS Horticulture and Education Chair 

More on pollinators


"Wonders of Fall: How and Why Native Flora Display So Splendidly" 

Professor Shawna Martinez, Botanist, Educator
Friday, October 28, 2016, 7:00 - 9:00 p.m.,
Placer County Library, 350 Nevada Street, Auburn

Member meeting 6:30 - 7:00 p.m., preceeding this presentation.


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]"

Redbud Chapter Project Photos: Hell's Half Acre - Scotch Broom Challenge, Spring 2015