water-wise garden tour

Private water-wise gardens will be explored on the Water-Wise Garden Tour on May 7.

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WE Watch and the Santa Ynez Valley Botanic Garden are teaming up for their first Sustainable Water-Wise Garden Tour on Sunday, May 7, from 1 to 4 p.m., followed by a catered reception from 4 to 5:30 p.m.

The tour is an opportunity to see creative use of low water-using plants and elegant hardscapes and to learn about best practices for using and managing water in the garden and lighting that protects the night sky.

Four private gardens designed by local landscape professionals -- who will be onsite to present their gardens and answer questions -- will be visited. 

Proceeds from the tour go to graduating seniors from Santa Ynez Valley Union High School who are going on to study the natural sciences, geology, ecology, land use planning or agronomy.

The program, funded by donations to WE Watch, is now in its fourth year. This is the first year it is co-sponsored by the SYV Botanic Garden.

For more information and to purchase tickets, contact Susan Bott at 708-6337 or susanbott@aol.com

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