Patricia Carpenter’s Winter Garden Open House

Patricia Carpenter's Winter Native Plant Garden Open House
Ribes, by Beth Savidge

You are invited to enjoy Patricia Carpenter’s wonderful California native plant garden on a typical cold winter day on January 28, 2024. The garden is a secluded 1-acre wild escape along a slough, west of Davis. Started in 2005, it now features about 400 species and cultivars of California native plants.

The garden will be open on January 28, 2024, from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm, rain or shine. You can stop by for a self-guided garden ramble (garden maps available for use onsite) at any time. There also will be a short orientation and Q&A session with Patricia at 12 noon and 2:00 pm.

RSVP required: Please register here for the event. Admittance is free!

Visit Patricia’s Garden Ambassador profile to learn more about this garden, access a map, view a plant list, and take a virtual tour!


  • Winter growth, wildlife, birds, fungi and emerging wildflowers.
  • Color, form and texture of the trees, flowers, berries, leaves and bark.
  • Observe seasonal maintenance — pruning, cutting back, planting and pest control.
Snowberry, by Beth Savidge

Additional notes:

  • Although masks are optional, please respect distancing and mask wearing of other visitors.
  • Sturdy shoes advised.
  • No dogs, please.
  • Composting toilet available.
  • You are welcome to bring a lunch or snack.
  • The non-native garden will be open to view as well.
  • The Miridae Mobile Plant Nursery will be on site, with a wide range of beautiful and ecologically beneficial plants to choose from.

The garden is on Pierce Ranch Road, south of Russell Blvd, approximately 2.9 miles east of Highway 113. A map is available when you register.

RSVP Required: Please register here for the event.

Phacelia tanacetifolia
Phacelia tanacetifolia, by Beth Savidge

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