We work toward a world where all people understand the interconnectedness between all things and live in harmony with the natural world, and toward a California where people can see and experience native plants in many environments and habitats.




Our mission is to support the statewide CNPS goals of native plant conservation, broader public understanding and appreciation.  We will do this by building strategic alliances with partners and public entities, capitalizing on the dynamic relationship between garden development, education, communication, and conservation.



The accomplishment of this work requires us to conduct ourselves with integrity as individuals and in our relationships with the communities and the ecosystems of which we are a part.  This primary value encompasses the related values of equality, open access, honesty, respect, accountability, teamwork, partnership, communication, creativity, quality and professionalism.