Pacific Palisades Garden Club 


Carol Bornstein


December 4, 2017, 7:30 p.m.

speaking about:

An Embarassment of Riches: 
Choice Native Plants for Southern California Gardens
Hyptis emoryi 'Silver Lining' 

With so many plants to choose from, how can you create a native garden that fulfills your expectations? Whether your motivation is to create year-round beauty, welcome wildlife, reduce your water bills, screen unsightly views, or entertain family and friends, this illustrated presentation will showcase some of the best California native plants and how to use them in your garden.



Carol Bornstein is Director of the Nature Gardens at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County. 

She oversees the long-term care and development of this 3.5-acre habitat for urban wildlife. For nearly 30 years, she was a horticulturist at the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden. Carol co-authored two books, the national award-winning California Native Plants for the Garden and Reimagining the California Lawn: Water-conserving Plants, Practices, and Designs.

Both books champion the benefits of designing gardens in harmony with nature. She has also selected and introduced several popular cultivars for California gardens, including Verbena lilacina ‘De La Mina’ and Corethrogyne filaginifolia ‘Silver Carpet’ and continues to share her knowledge of plants native to California and other Mediterranean regions through her teaching, writing, and design work.  She earned a Bachelor’s Degree in Botany from University of Michigan and a Master’s Degree in Horticulture from Michigan State University.






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