Sustainable Education Garden


Santa Rosa | Public Demonstration Garden

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Garden features:

  • Drought tolerant, low water-use plants.
  • Russian River-Friendly Landscaping Best Practices.
  • Bioswales and bioretention to capture and naturally clean storm water runoff onsite.
  • Rainwater harvesting.
  • Community gathering area with an outdoor classroom.
  • Informational displays and interpretive signage.

We are excited to include the new Sustainable Education Garden at Santa Rosa City Hall on this years Eco-Friendly Garden Tour. The City Hall lawn and landscape has been transformed into a beautiful and functional demonstration garden and community gathering area. The garden was designed using holistic water-use efficiency and storm water best management practices.

A printable plant list is available to download for this garden.

Events at the Sustainable Education Garden

  • Residential Irrigation Controller Programming Workshops 10 a.m. & 12 p.m
  • Guided tour following each workshop
  • RSVP at

Join us on the day of the tour for two workshops hosted by the City of Santa Rosa Water-Use Efficiency Division.

Do you have an irrigation system at your home? Programming the irrigation controller to match your landscape water needs will save water, money and improve the health of your plants!

Come join us for a free hands-on workshop where you will learn the basic steps to program a controller, and how to use the various features. Participants will also learn about additional tools and resources including weather-based controller technology and weekly WaterSmart Yard recommendations that make seasonal controller programming easy and effective. Enjoy a guided tour of the new sustainable education garden immediately following the workshop.

Visit the City of Santa Rosa’s Sustainable Education Garden website to RSVP.

The City of Santa Rosa offers many opportunities for residents to save water and money, including:

  • WaterSmart Yard watering recommendations
  • WaterSmart check-up
  • Cash for grass rebate
  • Clothes washer rebate
  • Rainwater harvesting rebate
  • Graywater rebate
  • Recirculating hot water pump rebate

Visit the City of Santa Rosa Water WaterSmart Center to learn more.