Looking at other people’s gardens is a good way to get ideas and learn what you like and do not like when it comes to gardens. We have 2 good ways to view gardens that can inspire and inform your own garden design.
One way is to view the gardens in Water-Wise Gardening in Contra Costa County. There you can use the Garden Tours and Garden Gallery tabs to view California gardens with many right here in Central and Eastern Contra Costa.
Another way to inspire your garden design is by going to some public gardens. See the list below for gardens in the East Bay: