Visiting Demonstration Gardens for Ideas

Visiting demonstration gardens is a great way to get ideas on how to design and maintain a water-wise garden.  Many of these demonstration gardens showcase plants and sometimes wildlife that are adapted to your specific region.

Elements displayed at demonstration gardens include:

  • How to create a garden with seasonal interest
  • Woodland gardens
  • Edible gardens
  • Traditional and non-traditional design ideas
  • Examples of mulches and hardscapes
  • Ways to create inviting outdoor living spaces.


Additional Resources:

US Botanical Gardens


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