The Ventura County Garden Club will meet on Wednesday, April 3rd (2019) at Channel Islands National Park Visitor Center, 1901 Spinnaker Drive, in Ventura Harbor Village, for a walking tour of their Native Garden. The 45-minute guided walk will begin at 11:00 a.m., led by Master Gardener, Kelly Green. Participants are to gather in front of the visitor center, at least five minutes earlier. For those with a walker or in a wheelchair, the path is on flat, decomposed granite and easily accessed from the beach-side parking lot. There is no charge for the tour, but donations are appreciated.
The Garden is composed entirely of native plants from the Anacapa Islands. You will see Goldenbush, Needlegrass, Coreopsis, Buckwheat, Yarrow, California Barley, Giant Ryegrass, and Gum Plant; plus many more. Spring blossoms will be at their peak of season. Plants will not be for sale; but there is a wide variety of books, toys, and educational materials available in the visitor center gift shop. For those who wish to come early and browse the Visitor Center Museum, it opens at 8:30 a.m. There are several interesting displays, including artifacts and fossils found on the Islands.
Close-by parking is limited; therefore, carpooling is advised or plan for a short walk from the beach parking lot. After the native garden tour, members will meet for lunch at Le Petit Café Bakery & Restaurant, nearby at 1591 Spinnaker Drive, #112 also in Ventura Harbor Village. It is a short drive or a 10-minute walk from the Visitor Center.
Members and guests are always welcome. If you are planning to attend, please RSVP by March 27th. For further information or to RSVP call Jacqualin at (805) 816-6019 or email [email protected]