Why does your garden have fountains when you are trying to conserve water?
All of the fountains in the demonstration garden have recirculating pumps to avoid using too much water. If state or local mandates require shutting off fountains, the District will abide by those rules.

In the meantime, the fountains provide a much needed resource for our local critters such as birds, butterflies, and bees. The Water Wise Demonstration Garden is a Certified Wildlife Habitat, providing such things as water, food sources, shelter, and more for animals and insects. Providing water for birds and pollinators is important, especially when the natural environment is so dry. You can also provide water in your own yard -- set out a shallow dish and make a layer of rocks or other material on the bottom, so that insects don't drown. Refill with water daily. This can help our vital pollinators survive the drought.

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1. Can I get a list of plants for the Garden?
2. How big is the Garden?
3. I didn't see a sign for a plant that I liked. Can you tell me what it is?
4. When is the Garden open?
5. Why does your garden have fountains when you are trying to conserve water?