California Friendly® Garden of the Month

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!


Including a dry riverbed in your garden transformation has multiple benefits; not only is it a beautiful design element, but it will also help with any erosion issues and helps keep water in your garden. Dry riverbeds often include a large basin area that further serves to collect rain water. Consider adding a dry riverbed to your garden project. Take a look and check the Shopping List.

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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Many of the flower and garden images are courtesy of the Theodore Payne Foundation.