California Native Plant Society hosts annual sale Oct. 18 at Balboa Park

The California Native Plant Society hosts its annual Native Plant Sale on Saturday, Oct. 18, in the Casa Del Prado Theater Courtyard, Balboa Park, San Diego. Society members can attend starting at 10 a.m., with the public admitted at 11 a.m. The sale runs until 3 p.m.

Why should local gardeners use native plants? Among other reasons, they attract and feed birds and butterflies, save water, and preserve San Diego’s natural heritage. Non-native plants can have unforeseen and unfortunate effects on native habitat.

Visitors will be able to browse among and purchase native shrubs, trees, flowering plants, succulents, seeds, books and posters. They’ll find convenient curbside parking for loading plants, and friendly, knowledgeable experts to assist them and answer questions. Cash, checks, and credit cards accepted. Learn more at

All proceeds support the San Diego Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, a 501(c)3 nonprofit dedicated to preservation of native California flora. Visit