The Inland Empire is fortunate to have a number of demonstration gardens open to the public for inspiration and education.
Location: Adjacent to Inland Empire Utilities Agency at 6075 Kimball Avenue, Chino CA 91708
The 22 acre park was designed to restore native habitat and natural drainage, showcasing the environmental values of the Prado Basin, the largest freshwater habitat remaining in southern California. 1.7 miles of trails are landscaped with a wide variety of climate appropriate and low water use plants.
Location: 4594 San Bernardino Street, Montclair CA 91763
The Chino Basin Water Conservation District's 1.75 acre water-wise demonstration garden is designed to provide educational encounters at every turn. There are numerous model gardens to help homeowners identify water-wise plants that would look good in their home landscape.
Location: 400 S. Vicentia Avenue, Corona CA 92882
Throughout the grounds of Corona City Hall are gardens displaying a wide variety of water-wise plantings. Detailed signs provide information about each plant.
Location: 31111 Greenspot Road, Highland CA 92346
Open Monday - Thursday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
With over 70 different water wise plant species and a mix of materials, guests can get inspiration to transform their thirsty lawns into beautiful water wise landscapes. The garden offers the viewing experience of various stages of plant maturity while strolling through walking paths with scenic views of the valley.
Location: 2270 Trumble Road, Perris CA 92570
The garden features 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.
Location: 31315 Chaney Street, Lake Elsinore CA 92530. Enjoy a wide assortment of climate-appropriate plants surrounding the water district's building.
Location: 10440 Ashford Street, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91730
The 14,200 square-foot LEED platinum certified demonstration building and accompanying grounds are dedicated to educating the community in sustainable living practices.
Location: 5131 Carnelian Street, Rancho Cucamonga CA 91701
The Sam and Alfreda Maloof Foundation for Arts and Crafts occupies six acres in the Alta Loma area of the city of Rancho Cucamonga, nestled against the base of the San Gabriel Mountains. The garden, known as "Beverly's Garden," is designed in harmony with the southern California climate and respectful of California's limited water supply, while showing over 200 species in a variety of garden styles.
Location: 1500 No. College Avenue, Claremont CA 91711
This 86-acre garden is the largest garden in the state devoted exclusively to California native plants. The garden is divided into California plant communities along with research facilities, a gift shop, native plant nursery, and more. Various events are held throughout the year.
Location: Riverside Corona Resource Conservation District
4500 Glenwood Drive, Riverside CA 92501
Open Monday-Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
The Land Use Learning Center is a demonstration garden that exhibits sustainable practices for the three main lands uses of southern California: native habitats, urban areas, and agriculture.
Location: Cal State San Bernardino at 5500 University Parkway, San Bernardino CA 92407
This inspiring garden features themed gardens and exhibits covering over one acre.