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Posted on: June 5, 2023

Celebrate National Garden Week: Exploring Beauty, Water Efficiency, and Inspiration


National Garden Week, celebrated annually during the first full week of June, is a time to honor the beauty and benefits of gardens and promote environmental stewardship. It's an opportunity to delve into the wonders of gardening while discovering resources that promote water efficiency and sustainable practices. 

The resources listed below offer valuable resources, from gardening tips to water-saving plant selections, empowering residents to create sustainable landscapes that enhance your surroundings while remaining water wise.

  • Gardening in Contra Costa County: In line with the importance of water efficiency, Gardening in Contra Costa County is a valuable resource for those seeking to create stunning gardens while remaining water wise. This website provides a comprehensive plant database, offering information on a variety of drought-tolerant and water-efficient plants suitable for the region. By incorporating these plants into your gardens, you can contribute to water efficiency efforts while maintaining vibrant landscapes.
  • Bette Boatmun Conservation Garden: The Bette Boatmun Conservation Garden, located in front of Contra Costa Water District’s main office in Concord, serves as an exquisite showcase of sustainable landscaping. This garden exemplifies the harmonious blend of beauty and resource conservation. Visitors can explore various sustainable design elements, such as permeable paving and native plantings that require minimal water. The garden serves as an educational space, inspiring visitors to adopt eco-friendly practices and create their own sustainable oases.

Whether you have a small balcony or a sprawling backyard, take this opportunity to embrace the joy of gardening and explore ways to make your outdoor spaces more sustainable. National Garden Week is a time to sow seeds of water efficiency, cultivate beauty, and celebrate the remarkable impact gardens have on our lives.

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