Mediterranean Garden Society
The Northern California Branch of the MGS
The Northern California Branch of the MGS is part of an international forum devoted to furthering knowledge and appreciation of plants and gardens suited to the mediterranean climate regions of the world. All members of the MGS are welcome to attend our activities and to receive the newsletter that we publish three times per year.
The Mediterranean Garden at Lake Merritt in Oakland, in the collection of specialty gardens that surround the Oakland-East Bay Garden Center, is a little gem. It is centered around a classical white marble well-head that was a gift to the City of Oakland from philanthropist and bird-lover Nettie Stone Easterbrook 100 years ago. We have a small, dedicated group of volunteers that helps maintain this charming space, but there’s always room for others to join us!
Our Branch Head is Jean-Pierre Bouchez and current and prospective MGS members are welcome to contact him by email. You can follow our activities and news on Facebook and on the Northern California Branch website.
Jean-Pierre Bouchez, LaVonne Bouchez, Richard Tiede, Cheryl Renshaw, Nancy Swearengen, Judy Thomas.
Russ Beatty, Tricia Christopher, Anthony Garza, Katherine Greenberg, Chris Jacobsen, Seán O'Hara, Warren Roberts, Bernard Trainor, Richard Turner.
The photo at the top of this page is of Quinta Fay, a historic ranch home in Gustine, California as seen during a visit by the Northern California Branch.
Saturday 9 February - 10.00 - Santa Cruz
UC Santa Cruz Arboretum Tour
One of the best times to visit the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum and Botanical Garden is in winter, when the Australian and South African shrubs are in bloom. As a bonus, we've arranged for a special tour of the greenhouses with Greenhouse Manager Martin Grantham. Following the tour, we'll have lunch at Gayle's, then ... who knows? Maybe more time at the arboretum, or perhaps checking to see if the Monarch butterflies are still hanging around Natural Bridges State Park - we're open to suggestions! Email Cheryl Renshaw at email@example.com to sign up for the tour.
For previous reports and articles please check out the archived (non-responsive) Northern California Branch page.
THE MEDITERRANEAN GARDEN is the registered trademark of The Mediterranean Garden Society in the European Union, Australia, and the United States of America