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Free Talk: Conserving Calochortus – How Public Gardens Can Play a Role in Native Species Conservation

November 7, 2023 @ 1:00 pm - 2:00 pm

Talk - Conserving Calochortus - How public gardens can play a role in native species conservation | Sherman Library and Gardens

Presented by Kyle Cheesborough, Horticulture Director  

Even small gardens can make a big splash in plant conservation. The beautiful Calochortus (commonly known as the Mariposa Lily) is under threat as our land use and climate evolves. 

At Sherman Library & Gardens the Horticulture Staff are currently working to record, collect, and propagate various Calochortus species endemic to Southern California. During summer 2023 Kyle led field trips with staff and interns to locate and collect seed with the goal of growing plants for the Sherman Garden.  Through partnerships with fellow institutions, this project seeks to better understand the threats to this genus and secure the future of these plants in our region by incorporating them into living collections at public gardens.

Join Kyle to learn more about the project and this beautiful plant. 

Free with Garden Admission. Registration required.