You’ve waited a whole year to get another peek at the gardens that are making news around the state—the ones with beautiful and water-saving California native plants! Once again, OC-CNPS is sponsoring a free, one-day self-guided tour of gardens featuring all or mostly native plants all around Orange County. The date of this year's garden tour is Saturday, May 5, 2012 from 10am to 4pm.

Click here for descriptions, photos, and general locations of the gardens.

Registration is required to get the actual addresses, which will be e-mailed during the week before the tour. Fill out the form below to register via the web.

Don’t miss this unique opportunity to visit gardens that are not open for public viewing, gardens that in addition to their unique design also attract native birds and butterflies. These gardens are living proof that California native plants can be integrated successfully into the home landscape. An additional treat will be an elementary school garden that has been a labor of love for the whole school community.

If you prefer to get the information by mail, send a Self Addressed Stamped Envelope, business letter size no later than May 1 to OCCNPS Garden Tour, PO Box 54891, Irvine 92619-4891. Addresses and driving directions will be sent during the week before the tour.

Sarah Jayne, Garden Tour Committee

, 949 552-0691