California Friendly™ Garden of the Month: Mediterranean Style Gardens

The Metropolitan Water District of southern California is excited to introduce the California Friendly™ Garden of the Month! Each month we will showcase an outstanding Garden from Southern California that is both visually stunning and water efficient. Each garden will feature a different theme and highlight the specific plants used to create the spectacular design. Our goal is to show that beauty and water efficiency go hand in hand while providing some inspiration for your own yard!


This month we are highlighting a California Friendly® Garden featuring wandering pathways and dry creek beds located in the Inland Empire in Riverside, California. This beautiful garden is home to a variety of California Friendly® plants, stunning walkways, and a winding dry creek bed. California Friendly® Gardens like these are great alternatives to traditional grass lawns because they save water, look beautiful and require less maintenance. Dry creek beds can alleviate drainage problems, add a unique and natural visual to your garden, and help prevent erosion. The garden also features stone pathways which help divide garden spaces within the landscape and provide a great way to admire the garden a little more up close and personal.  Take a look!

The California Friendly™ Garden Guide lists more than 1,500 plants. Find out more about the plants mentioned in the video:


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