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Book Release Party

Join us at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden on Saturday December 14th at 1PM at the Garden’s education Pavilion as we celebrate the release of the Fifth  Edition of 128 of Our Best gardening book for drought-minded landscaping on the central coast. This book release party will include refreshments provided by California Fresh Market, a visual presentation of some of our favorite, hardy and beautiful plants at the Garden by Ron Kindig, the book’s editor, followed by a docent-led tour through the Garden at 2PM.

The Book Release Celebration is suggested donation of $5 for Garden members / $10 non-members. For more information visit

128 of Our Best is a full color reference guide, featuring 128 water-thrifty plants suited to the warm and dry mediterranean climate of San Luis Obispo County.  The information listed with each plant includes photos, a botanical name, common name, suggested uses (i.e. border, ground cover, wall plant), and the plants’ sun and soil preference. 128 of Our Best is being sold at the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden Shop; open Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm. Printing made possible with the generous support of California Fresh Market. Before you rejuvenate your landscape pick-up a copy of 128 of Our Best.  This guide for the home or professional gardener will help you create a landscape that is colorful, easy to maintain, and saves money on your water bill. So, help yourself while supporting a local non-profit organization, purchase 128 of Our Best before they sell out. 

Friends of the San Luis Obispo Botanical Garden thank Ron Kindig for the use of his photos, plant information, and for compiling and editing 128 of Our Best. They also thank California Fresh Market for providing the funds needed to print and publish the book.

Earlier Event: December 7
Winter Garden Chores
Later Event: January 24
Mushroom Discovery