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Demonstration Gardens

The following gardens offer examples of water-wise gardening in and around Santa Clara Country. The demonstration gardens in Santa Clara County are grouped geographically (North to South County), then alphabetical by city name.

Hours may vary. For more information, please check the website hyperlinked in the garden name or call the contact number or email provided. Not all gardens will have a website, phone number, or email provided.

The gardens on the list are not maintained or managed by the Santa Clara Valley Water District and may feature plants that are not found on the Landscape Rebate Program’s Approved Plant List or garden elements that are not eligible through the Landscape Rebate Program’s landscape conversion or irrigation equipment upgrade incentives.



Address / Description


Los Altos Hills / Palo Alto / Stanford

Foothill College Native Garden

12345 El Monte Rd. Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

(650) 949-7427

Gamble Garden Center

1431 Waverly St. Palo Alto, CA 94031

(415) 329-1356

Lucie Stern Demonstration Garden

1305 Middlefield Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94301


Palo Alto Demonstration Garden- Master Gardener Site

851 Center Dr. Palo Alto, CA 94301



Pearson-Arastradero Preserve Gateway Facility- Grassroots Ecology Site

1530 Arastradero Rd. Palo Alto, CA 94304

(650) 419-9880


Stanford Waterwise Demonstration Garden

Located on Raimundo Way, in the heart of the Faculty/ Staff Housing Area, on Stanford Campus, Stanford, CA 94305

(650) 723-2300


Cupertino / Mountain View / Sunnyvale

Cheesman Environmental Study Area

De Anza College, corner of Stelling & McLellan (inside the campus), Cupertino, CA 95014

(408) 864-5446

McClellan Ranch Preserve- Master Gardener Site

22221 McClellan Rd. Cupertino, CA 95014



Mountain View Green Garden Showcase

Multiple addresses, refer to website for information

Sunnyvale Teaching and Demonstration Garden- Master Gardener Site

433 Charles St. Sunnyvale, CA 94086


San Jose

Berger Demonstration Garden- Master Gardener Site

1553 Berger Dr. San Jose, CA 95112



Emma Prusch Farm Park

647 S. King Rd. San Jose, CA 95116

(408) 794-6262

Duncan Hall Botanical and Habitat Garden

San Jose State University, E San Salvador St (near 4th St), San Jose, CA 95112


Guadalupe Gardens Demonstration Rock Garden

On West Taylor Street (between Spring St. and Walnut St.) San Jose, CA 95110

(408) 298-7657

Guadalupe Gardens Nature’s Inspiration Garden

Near the corner of West Taylor St. and Walnut St. San Jose, CA 95110

Parking is available in the Seymour St. parking lot


History San Jose Demo Garden- Master Gardener Site

1650 Senter Rd. San Jose, CA 95112


Martial Cottle Park Community Education Center- Master Gardener Site

5283 Snell Ave. San Jose, CA 95136


Overfelt Gardens

Overfelt Gardens Park 368 Educational Park Dr. San Jose, CA 95133

(408) 251-3323

San Jose Water Company Demonstration Garden

Corner of Bascom Ave. and San Carlos St. San Jose, CA 95128

(408) 279-7900


Campbell / Los Gatos

Downtown Campbell Historical Museum Demonstration Garden

51 N Central Ave. Campbell, CA 95008

(408) 866-2119

Presentation Center Demonstration Garden- Master Gardener Site

19480 Bear Creek Road, Los Gatos, CA 95033



Morgan Hill / Gilroy

Gilroy Demonstration Garden

Eigleberry St. between 6th and 7th, Gilroy, CA 95020


South County Teaching and Demonstration Garden- Master Gardener Site

St. Louise Hospital, 9400 No Name Uno Gilroy, CA 95020


Civic Center Garden

17575 Peak Ave. Morgan Hill, CA 95037

(408) 778-6480

Cultural and Community Demonstration Garden

17000 Monterey Rd. Morgan Hill, CA 95037

(408) 782-0008

Firescape Demonstration Garden Site - California Dept. of Forestry & Fire Protection Santa Clara Ranger Unit

15670 Monterey St. Morgan Hill, CA 95037

(408) 779-2121

Greater Bay Area

East Bay Regional Botanical Garden

Tilden Regional Park Wildcat Canyon Rd. Berkeley, CA 94708

(925) 631-6614

U.C. Berkeley Botanical Garden

200 Centennial Dr. Berkeley, CA 94720

(510) 643-2755

Garden For the Environment

7th Avenue & Lawton Streets, San Francisco, CA 94122

(415) 558-8246

San Francisco Botanical Garden

Golden Gate Park 9th Ave. and Lincoln Way, San Francisco, CA 94122

(415) 661-1316


Yerba Buena Nursery

12511 San Mateo Road (Highway 92), Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

(650) 851-1668

Filoli Gardens

86 Cañada Rd. Woodside, CA 94062

(650) 364-8300, ext. 507

Woodside Library Garden

3140 Woodside Road, Woodside, CA 94062


Alma Rain Garden- Grassroots Ecology Site

1 Alma St. Menlo Park, CA 94025

(650) 419-9880


U.C. Santa Cruz Arboretum

U.C. Santa Cruz Campus between the main campus entrance and the west entrance. 1156 High St. Santa Cruz, CA 95064

(408) 427-2998

Cabrillo College Botanic Gardens

6500 Soquel Dr. (Building 5000) Aptos, CA 95003

(831) 479-6241

Native Revival Nursery

2600 Mar Vista Dr. Aptos, CA 95003

(831) 684-1811

Sierra Azul Nursery and Gardens

2660 East Lake Ave. (Hwy152) Watsonville, CA 95076

(831) 728-2532


 For more information or to be added to this list, call the Santa Clara Valley Water District Water Conservation Hotline at (408) 630-2554.


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