Laguna Environmental Center


Santa Rosa | Public Demonstration Garden

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We are delighted to include the Laguna Environmental Center, home to the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, on the Eco-Friendly Garden Tour and for it to be the location for the CNPS Milo
Baker Chapter plant sale.

Conveniently located between the gardens in Santa Rosa and Sebastopol the Laguna Environmental Center is an excellent location to pause with a picnic lunch and take in the views.

Pathways in the landscape lead visitors through a series of interpretive signs that educate visitors about the natural and human history of the area. Landscaped with native plants the site includes beautiful views, spots to have a picnic, a living willow tunnel and children’s playscape, a bridge over a swale, a pond planted with wetland plants, and an observation deck suitable for bird watching, photography, or just enjoying the quiet and the vistas.

The native plant landscape focuses on wetland species native to the Laguna de Santa Rosa watershed, from basket sedge to box elder there are many species here that you don’t usually see in native plant gardens. There are also 14 heritage fruit trees around the farmhouse as well as a small vegetable garden to represent the period the farmhouse was constructed.

Events at the Laguna Environmental Center

  • CNPS Milo Baker Chapter Plant sale 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Information table: Native Root Adaptations 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • Laguna Environmental Center Open House 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The California Native Plant Society (CNPS) Milo Baker Chapter will be holding a plant sale at the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation. Funds raised directly benefit CNPS Milo Baker. Come and pick-up a few plants and show your support for this important cause.

View a list of plants that will be for sale here.

The Laguna Environmental Center open house will include fun and engaging activities for all ages. Enjoy the Children’s Playscape. Look for Bald Eagles through the binoculars or watch nesting Bluebirds through the spotting scope. Try your hand at weaving a tule “fish,” or create a leaf-rubbing to take home. Laguna Guides and Docents will be on hand to show you around the native plant garden or give you a tour of historic Stone Farm. It will be a great opportunity to see the newest Heron Hall exhibit, “FAUNA” Paintings and Mosaics by Stacey Schuett and to visit the natural history and Laguna-oriented gift shop.

Visit the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation website here.


Plants to Look out For

A printable plant list for the Laguna Environmental Center can be downloaded using the blue button below.