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Welcome to the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society serving Inland Mendocino and Lake Counties.


We have a New Meeting Space for Sanhedrin CNPS Programs, Speakers and Meetings!

We have rented the Ukiah Garden Club House at 1203 W. Clay Street, Ukiah for the year and are happy to affiliate with this local gardening organization.

Our Board Meetings begin at 6:30 on the third Thursday of each month. Everyone is welcome to attend. Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.for more information.

Our first program, Native Plant Gardening for the Drought, a special presentation by Ken Montgomery on October 16th, was informative and well-attended. 

We are planning our next program and will soon be able to have monthly programs. We welcome members’ ideas for future speakers and topics. Contact:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


 Upcoming Field Trips and Events

Sanhedrin Chapter Field Trips 

We are busy planning field trips and will post the new schedule soon. Field trips are free and open to members and non-members. Beginners and botanists are invited to attend and learn more about the flora of Mendocino and Lake Counties. 


Ukiah Garden Club Hosts Two Events on Gardening with Native Plants* 

April 8, 2015* Landscaping with California Native Plants 12:30 p.m. Presenter: Jerry Shaul

Jerry, who has been a garden club member for the past 39 years, has served as California NativeFlora Chairman during much of this time. As a result of the severe drought period of the 1970's he decided to landscape his 2 acres with drought tolerant plants—particularly those native to Lake County. He will tell us about the Dos and Don'ts of putting native plants under cultivation.

April 15, 2015* Tour of Jerry and Jo Shaul's Native Plant Garden outside Lakeport. Carpool leaves at 9:30 a.m. at the clubhouse.

*Contact the Ukiah Garden Club for information on attending.  

CNPS Statewide Field Trips 

Rare Plant Treasure Hunt events calendar.


The Sanhedrin Chapter now has native plant books & posters

Email us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call 462-2018, or you can pick them up at our events.

Native Plant and Garden Books for Sale:

  • California Native Gardening: A Month by Month Guide
  • California Native Plants for the Garden
  • California Wildlife Habitat Garden
  • Oaks of California
  • Reimagining the California Lawn
  • Wildflowers of Northern California's Wine Country and North  Coast Ranges

And Native Plant Posters: 

  • CNPS California Wildflower Posters:
    • Spring Wildflowers, Coast Wildflowers, Redwood Forest, Desert, Sierra Nevada, and Shrubs of the Coast Ranges
  • CNPS Grass Poster Placemat sets, laminated (4 per set)

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Western redbud (Cercis occidentalis)

Click on the first photo below to view the slide show of local plants taken by our members.  


Founded in 1965, the California Native Plant Society (CNPS) is a science‐based nonprofit dedicated to increasing understanding and appreciation of California’s native plants, and to conserving them and their natural habitats.