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


Our next program: 

Edible & Medicinal Plants of California: A Bioregional Exploration 

A special presentation by Tellur Fenner

When: Thursday, February 19th

Time: 7PM 

Where: At the Ukiah Garden Club House at 1203 W. Clay Street, Ukiah.

Everyone is welcome to attend.

Free, no admission price. Donations welcome. 


Our next Board Meeting is on Thursday, January 22, 2015, 6:30 PM at the 

Ukiah Garden Club House  at 1203 W. Clay Street, Ukiah.

Everyone is welcome.

Are you interested in becoming an active member of the Sanhedrin Chapter? Contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information.


Upcoming Programs

February 19, Thursday 7-9 PM. Edible & Medicinal Plants of California: A Bioregional Explorations, presented by Tellur Fenner. Ukiah Garden Club 1203 W. Clay Street, Ukiah.  Free to the public. More information. 

March 17, Tuesday 7-9 PM. Field Guide to California Grasses, presented by James P. Smith. Co-Sponsored by Peregrine Audubon Society and Sanhedrin California Native Plant Society. Ukiah Civic Center, 300 Seminary Ave, Ukiah. Free to the public. More Information. 


Upcoming Field Trips and Events

Sanhedrin Chapter Field Trips 

April 4, 2015. Low Gap Park Annual Plant Count.

Join Mark Albert on this delightful early spring plant walk identifying the common local wildflowers. Everyone received an 8-page plant list of all plants that have bloomed during the first week of April in Low Gap Park over the last 33 years! Mark Albert of the Sanhedrin Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is an experienced teacher. More information to follow.

April 18, 2015. Beginning botany walk.  Location to be determined.  


Joint trips with Peregrine Audubon Society

May 2, 2015. Cow Mountain Bird Walk. Check back for further information. 

May 3, 2015. Lost Valley Plants Walk.  Check back for further information. 



Ukiah Garden Club Hosts 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.

May 3, 2015* Ukiah Garden Club Tour.  This year's tour includes native plant gardens in Ukiah and Hopland. 

*Contact the Ukiah Garden Club for information on attending.  


Native Plant Sales


May 1 & 2, 2015. Mendocino College Annual Spring Plant Sale. 


Other Local Events

January 17, 2015. Saturday 10 AM to 12 Noon. Seed-Saving Workshop: Planning Your Vegetable Garden with Seed-Saving in Mind.  hosted by the Ukiah Branch of the Mendocino County Library.  Gina Covina, local farmer and owner of Laughing Frog Farm Seed will discuss: Soil improvement strategies, infrastructure options like fencing and support for vines, crop rotation and cover crops, succession planting and inter-planting, identifying and creating micro-climates, attracting beneficial insects, and specifics about growing various vegetables for seed. Sponsored by the Friends of the Ukiah Library.


Check out the Walk and Bike Mendocino Events Calendar to find other local events. 


CNPS Statewide Field Trips and Events 

CNPS Rare Plant Treasure Hunt Events Calendar.

CNPS Horticultural Events Calendar


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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.