Visit a Water Wise Garden


 Visit a Water-Wise Garden 

Chino Creek Wetlands and Education Park

Address: 6075 Kimball Avenue, Chino, CA 91701

Phone: (909) 933-1600

The landscape features innovative technologies and practices for capturing runoff, as well as using water-wise plants to create a beautiful and sustainable outdoor space.


Chino Basin Water Conservation District

Water Wise Demonstration Garden

Address: 4595 San Bernardino Street, Montclair, CA 91763

Phone: (909) 626-2711

The 1.75-acre garden is Certified Wildlife Habitat® and has numerous model gardens to help homeowners identify water-wise plants that would look good in a home landscape. The model gardens include a Southwest Garden, a Woodland Garden, a Mediterranean Garden, and a turf demonstration area to compare water use of different types of turf and much more.


Western Municipal Water District

Landscapes Southern California Style

Address: 450 E. Alessandro Boulevard, Riverside, CA 92508

Phone: (951) 571-7100

More than 200 species of plants are artfully displayed in residential-style landscapes on this one- acre park. A self-guided tour and educational materials are available onsite.


Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Address: 1500 N. College Avenue, Claremont, CA 91711

Phone: (909) 625-8767 ext. 200

 The Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden is the largest botanic garden dedicated to California’s native plants. You can explore diverse gardens and plants collections, take a tour, or learn from experts at a class. Don’t miss the Grow Native Nursery where you can buy native plants for your garden.


University of California

Riverside Botanic Gardens

Address: 900 University Avenue, Riverside, CA 92507

Phone: (909)787-4650

Covering 400 acres, the living plant museum has more than 3,500 plant species from around the world. Its collection includes native California plants, rose, cactus, herb, iris gardens as well as a subtropical fruit orchard. The gardens also feature more than four miles of hiking trails and a koi pond.


Eastern Municipal Water District

Water-Wise Demonstration Garden

Address: 2270 Trumble Road, Perris, CA 92571

Phone: (909) 928-6177

The garden showcases different grades of synthetic turf, California-Friendly plants, and water-efficient irrigation systems such as drip lines and smart controllers. All trees, plants, and other materials were selected to provide year-round color and be compatible with the existing soil type. The garden is open to the public during normal working hours with self-guided tour materials available. In addition, guided tours may be scheduled.


California State University, San Bernardino (CSUSB)

The San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation Demonstration Garden

Address: 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino, CA 92407

Phone: (909) 537-5000

Parking:  CSUSB Parking Services will provide complimentary "Demonstration Garden" parking permits that will be valid in any unmarked space in Parking Lot G. All visitors to the garden must stop at the Coyote Drive - Information Center (IC-2) to obtain a complimentary parking permit.

The Demonstration Garden can be a learning laboratory for the dedicated gardener, a delightful place for an afternoon stroll, or a place to gather lots of information about water-wise or Inland Empire Garden-Friendly plants, while learning a little about our area's natural history, geography and climate.