February 1, 2020
Endanged, Threatened and Vulnerable Species
One of Peckerwood’s primary missions is to serve as a habitat for plants which are in serious decline or extinct in their native regions. Additionally, our goal is to propagate these plants and extend their numbers into other botanical gardens and the hands of ordinary gardeners. For example, Glyptostrobus pensilis, one of the newest additions to the garden, is a critically endangered tree native to China and Vietnam whose population consists of less than 250 mature trees. Another example, is Agave nickelsiae which suffers from a host of threats in Mexico and which enjoys no protected range. During this insider tour, we will explore just a few of the approximately seventy species which are protected at Peckerwood Garden.
For a limited time we will have a selection of zone 9+ mangaves for sale in the nursery. Click for details.
The Insiders Tours in General
A knowledgeable docent will highlight a focused subject, such as Peckerwood’s specific plant groups, garden design strategies, seasonal interest and more. Attendees will often get a rare opportunity to see sections of the Garden rarely visited during the open day tours in order to understand and appreciate Peckerwood’s unique collections and their use in the landscape.
Date and Time
First Saturday of each month at 10:00 am. The tour is approximately 1 hour and 30 minutes long.
There’s no need to register or pay in advance. Tickets are $10 at the door.
The nursery is open after the tour.
Members enter free.