Gardening with Native Plants Workshop


Beautiful, drought-tolerant southwest desert plants can add richness and enjoyment to your garden, supplement your edible garden offerings, and enhance the  lives of your neighborhood songbirds and wildlife. Learn how to plant, irrigate, and care for your native plant garden, with inspiring classroom instruction inside, then move outside into a “nearly native” demonstration garden, with over a hundred examples of mature desert native plants.  Our classes and workshops show you easy, fun, and healthy ways to incorporate our native plants into your life. Come enjoy learning with us!

The Joy of Gardening with Desert Native Plants
with Robin Kobaly


~ Additional workshop added due to popular demand ~
Saturday, May 21st | 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Workshop is Full


Saturday, May 14th | 12:30 – 4:30 pm
Workshop is Full


4-Hour Workshop

The Plant Yoda’s Den & Songbird Cottage Demonstration Garden

Inspiring classroom presentation and displays, plus a
guided tour through our on-site native plant demonstration garden


PresenterRobin Kobaly—Botanist, Founder and President of
The Power of Plants, and Executive Director of The SummerTree Institute

  • Saturday May 21, 2016

                   12:30 – 4:30 pm

  • The Plant Yoda’s Den (classroom) & Songbird Cottage Demonstration Garden (tour)
                   Morongo Valley, CA 92256 ~ Directions sent upon registration

  • Workshop registration includes:

              ~ 4-hour workshop includes classroom & outdoor instruction

              ~ Hands-on plant specimens for identification

              ~ Helpful handouts

  • Fee: $45

              ~ Enrollment is limited. Please reserve early to assure your spot.


We begin this workshop in the intimate setting of the unique and creative “Plant Yoda’s Den”, the home where Robin grew up, and where her mother, Babs Kobaly, taught her own native plant use classes for forty years. Babs had transformed her home into part apothecary, part art-house, and part fantasy world for her grandchildren, reflecting her passions as a native plant teacher, fanciful artist, and playful kid-lover.  In honor of her late mother, the great room of Babs’ home has been remodeled to open it up for classes and workshops on the very topics that she and Babs researched together as Robin grew up.

In the classroom, we will explore why native plants are the perfect choice for southwest homes, and why their adaptations are so important for a sustainable, enjoyable, and low-maintenance landscape. During our workshop, you will learn how to plant, irrigate, and care for your native plant garden. When we move outside to the half-acre demonstration garden, you will see over one hundred examples of mature desert native plants in an inviting home landscape setting, and view firsthand the many benefits of native plant gardening.


To reserve your space, or for more information
about this event:

 You may reserve your space and enroll now
in the May 21st workshop:

# of Participants


You may also reserve your space (please email or call us first) and enroll by sending a check for $45 to:

The Power of Plants
P.O. Box 800
Morongo Valley, CA 92256

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