California Friendly® Garden of the Month: Backyard Retreat

The Metropolitan Water District of southern California is excited to introduce the California Friendly® Garden of the Month! Each month we will showcase an outstanding Garden from Southern California that is both visually stunning and water efficient. Each garden will feature a different theme and highlight the specific plants used to create the spectacular design. Our goal is to show that beauty and water efficiency go hand in hand while providing some inspiration for your own yard!


This month we show our love for the hills. Instead of a tour through a single property, we share the hillside landscaping at several locations. In the spirit of love, we have highlighted plants that pair well together in each garden. By planting California Friendly® plants on hillsides, you not conserve water but you can prevent erosion as well. Want some of these plants for your property? Explore the Shopping List to learn everything about the plants featured in this video including water requirements, sun requirements, size, and even price.

The California Friendly® Garden Guide lists more than 1,500 plants. Find out more about the plants mentioned in the video:


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