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Gardens with Style Tour & Expo
Experience climate-friendly gardens with STYLE in-person!
In celebration of National Arbor Day
Saturday, April 29, 2023
8:30 am - 10:30 am Garden and Design Expo
11:00 am - 1 pm Self-guided Driving Tour
- Chat with plant experts and take home some sweet garden giveaways!
- Learn about sustainable landscape design with Urban Ecology Studio
- Tour the SMWD WaterWorks Garden styles: Mediterranean, Cal Native, Southwest, Meadow, and Home Orchard
- Celebrate National Arbor Day by attending a Tree Health workshop w/ a certified Arborist
- Get a map and head out on a self-guided home garden tour!
Talks at the EXPO:
WaterWorks Gardens with Style Tour
Join us for an easy and inspiring walk through the 5 dedicated garden styles (California Native, Southwest, Mediterranean, Meadow, and Home Orchard) and their focal trees in our 1/2 acre demonstration garden at the SMWD Headquarters. The tour guide will highlight how SMWD has incorporates climate-friendly focal trees into our garden!
Bio: Amelia Herndon-Steen will host this talk. She is a Senior Water Efficiency Specialist and Landscape Architect and was the lead designer in charge of re-designing the SMWD Water Works Garden in 2019.
Join Urban Ecology Studio for a scheduled talk:
Description: Learn about creating ecological landscapes for homes and outdoor spaces. Urban Ecology Studio will share their natural approach to landscape design and tips to creating beautiful and inviting spaces that also retaining water, improve soil health and invaluable habitat for butterflies, birds, and other wildlife.
Bio: Urban Ecology Studio, a full-service design/build firm, practices ecologically thoughtful landscape design. Understanding and believing in the healing powers of nature, we use modern design and regenerative practices to create flourishing landscape environments. We strive to bring enjoyment and functionality for our clients while also creating thriving ecosystems. (CSLB #1089476)
Join a certified Arborist (TBD) for a scheduled talk:
Raffle Prizes and Driving Tour Send off!
Don't miss out on the Water Efficiency Giveaways and Raffle Prizes!
- Hose Nozzles
- Tree Watering Bags
- Kneeling Pads
Staff will also be available to assist with driving tour suggestions and map questions before you head out on the driving tour!