CNPS Redbud Chapter

Protecting and celebrating our local flora

Redbud chapter CNPS

The CNPS Redbud Chapter champions the native plants of Placer and Nevada counties. We are one of 35 statewide chapters working to protect and celebrate California’s native plants.  We invite you to get to know us at our meetings, field trips, and other fun events. It’s a great way to learn about your local flora, make a difference, and have fun!

Check Out the New Calscape!

On the new Calscape, you can search for the best native plants for your location, gardening needs, or preferences. A vibrant redesign makes Calscape even better—showcasing over 8,500 native plants and cultivars, free gardening designs and guidance, and a garden planner tool. Instantly see which nurseries carry plants you want; even reserve plants online for pickup. More beautiful photos of native plants and inspirational native gardens!

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From hikes and rare plant treasure hunts to gardening workshops, learn about different ways to get involved.

Gardening with Natives

Get inspiration and helpful information from our local native horticulture experts.

Native Plant 101

Learn the facts about native plants, including what plants grow here in Placer and Nevada counties.

More Special Native-Plant Programs & Field Trips Coming

With a new Chair for Programs & Events, more Redbud native-plant programs are coming in 2024, including in-person events. Stay tuned on our Events page on this website, newsletter, and social media for announcements!

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We are searching for a new Field Trip Chair! This mostly involves recruiting trip leaders and gathering info about upcoming trips; lead trips only if you’d like to. To find out more this, or if you could organize a field trip (we’ll provide the botanist), please reach out to

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Did you know?

California is a biodiversity hotspot. Our golden state has more native plant species than any other state in the nation. A third of those species are found nowhere else on Earth!

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