The rainy season is on its way and there is no better time to start thinking about gardening here on the Central Coast than right now. Set your new plants in the ground, then stand back and let them fall rains and cool growing temperatures get your plants off to a good start. The San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden’s Fall Fundraising Plant Sale is on Saturday, Oct. 19, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. You will find unique, drought-tolerant plants that are perfect for your yard. See “behind-the-scenes” at the Greenhouse facilities where an incredible selection of plants grown by volunteers will be available for purchase. All plants will be tax-free to the public, and Garden Members will receive an additional 10 percent off.
Are you having specific plant problems? Do you need advice about your garden? Come talk with the experts and Master Gardeners find out what plants would work best for your home garden. You can grab a free cup of coffee to sip on while you “talk garden.” This is a great opportunity to learn more about your climate region and see a multitude of plant species that thrive in this environment. San Luis Obispo is in one of the five Mediterranean climate zones spread throughout the world, and you will find plants from these zones showcased in the beautifully landscaped garden. Plants from these Mediterranean zones are well suited to this climate and are drought resistant, so be sure to wander through the Garden to get inspiration for your landscaping. More details and additional garden member deals, and a plant list are available at slobg.org.
San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden is celebrating its 30th year of sowing seeds and growing together. The Garden is located at 3450 Dairy Creek Rd. It is spread out on 150 acres in El Chorro Regional Park off Highway 1 between Morro Bay and San Luis Obispo. When the master plan is complete, the Garden will be the only garden of its kind in the United States exclusively devoted to the ecosystems and plants of the five Mediterranean climate regions of the world. Through its programs and facilities, the Garden fosters an appreciation and understanding of the relationship between people and nature and encourages a sense of stewardship for the natural environment. To learn more, log on to slobg.org, or visit the SLO Botanical Garden Facebook page.