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Find a California Friendly® garden near you

Visit these gardens throughout Southern California for a firsthand look at how beautiful a water-wise landscape can be.

Gardens by County

   
Los Angeles County  
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden Claremont
Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden
1500 N. College Ave., Claremont
(909) 624-0838
The recently installed California Natives container garden offers the perfect place to learn how to create and maintain attractive water- and space-efficient native plant container gardens.
Crescenta Valley Water District Demonstration Garden La Crescenta
Crescenta Valley Water District Demonstration Garden
2700 Foothill Blvd, La Crescenta
(818) 248-3925
This garden offers ideas for replacing turf with California Friendly plants. Area residents may even be eligible for rebate money to remove turf grass. Check with the agency to learn more. 
City of San Fernando's Heritage Park San Fernando
Heritage Park
Corner of Hubbard and 4th St., San Fernando This park features native and California Friendly® plants, walking paths, a Japanese tea house and historic water tower.  The park commemorates the Fernandeno Tataviam tribal culture and heritage, as well as that of the city of San Fernando.
S. Mark Taper Botanical Garden Woodland Hills
S. Mark Taper Botanical Garden
Pierce College, 6201 Winnetka Ave., Woodland Hills
The courtyard near the administration building is a 1.9-acre botanical garden including plants from the seven major worldwide Mediterranean climate zones. Unusual looking and hard-to-find plants are featured, and all are suitable for Southern California’s climate.
Orange County  
Fullerton Arboretum Fullerton
Fullerton Arboretum
800 N. State College Blvd., Fullerton
(714) 278-3579
Native grasses, agaves and yuccas around the new visitor’s center show the elegant beauty and ultimate utility of using those plants as companions to wildflowers and perennials.
Casa Romantica Cultural Center San Clemente
Casa Romantica Cultural Center
415 Avenida Granada, San Clemente
(949) 498-2139
The historic home of San Clemente founder Ole Hanson boasts a 2.4-acre California Friendly® garden along an ocean bluff with stunning views. The gardens were designed by Isabelle Greene (granddaughter of Craftsman architect Henry Greene.)
Riverside County  
Landscapes Southern California Style Riverside
Landscapes Southern California Style
Western Municipal Water District, 450 Alessandro Blvd., Riverside
(951) 789-5000
More than 200 species of California Friendly® plants are artfully displayed in residential-style landscapes on this one-acre park. A self-guided tour and educational materials are available on site.
San Bernardino County  
Inland Empire Chino
Inland Empire Utilities Agency
6075 Kimball Ave., Chino
(909) 993-1600
This building and surrounding landscape were designed and built to be extremely environmentally friendly. The building is LEED-Platinum certified. The landscaping features innovative technologies and practices for capturing run-off, as well as using California Friendly® plants to create a beautiful and sustainable outdoor space.
Montclair Montclair
Chino Basin Water Conservation District
Native Oak Grove and Demonstration Garden
4594 San Bernardino St., Montclair
(909) 626-2711
A 3-acre demonstration garden and educational facility offers tours and free classes on water-wise landscaping. A nearby oak grove features California Friendly® landscaping as well as a picnic area.
Rancho Cucamonga Rancho Cucamonga
Sam & Alfreda Maloof Foundation
5131 Carnelian St., Rancho Cucamonga
(909) 980-0412
This 6-acre garden surrounds a historic residence and workshop handcrafted by renowned furniture maker and designer Sam Maloof. The natural and sustainable landscape is open to members of the public interested in learning more about water-wise native and compatible plants.
San Diego County  
Water Conservation Garden El Cajon
Water Conservation Garden
12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon
(619) 660-0614
On nearly five acres, this water-wise gardening treasure trove is filled with displays that showcase water conservation through a series of beautiful themed gardens, such as a native plant garden and a vegetable garden, as well as how-to displays such as mulch and irrigation exhibits.
Briercrest Park La Mesa
Briercrest Park
Southside of Wakarusa St., north of Murray Dr., La Mesa
Conceived to emphasize the healing properties of landscape in an urban setting, this project sits on an original site of a Helix Water District reservoir. The 3-acre park is filled with native plants and a dry streambed.
Ventura County  
Camrosa Water District landscaping Camarillo
Camrosa Water District landscaping
7385 Santa Rosa Rd., Camarillo
(805) 482-5143
Area residents can take free landscaping classes, or just enjoy the formal gardens and naturalistic plantings surrounding the headquarters of a water district. This native and drought-tolerant design is filled with ideas for home gardens.