Facilities, event, and program cancellations due to COVID-19

In consideration of guidelines recently published by the California Department of Public Health to protect public health and slow the rate of transmission of COVID-19, all Waterwise Community Center and Chino Basin Water Conservation District events and in-person workshops are cancelled until further notice. Our building, gardens, and restrooms are currently closed until further notice.

Please check the website for our online event offerings.

We will be closely monitoring the situation, and will resume regular programming as soon as possible.

Thank you for your interest in our programs and in contributing to a waterwise community. We look forward to seeing you at our events once programming has resumed.

Start with this free 2.5 hour class to learn the most important tips for starting a home landscaping project

Converting your yard to a vibrant and low water landscape can seem intimidating, but we are here to help. Whether you are starting with a lawn or a patch of dirt, this workshop will cover the basics of where to start, landscape design, turf removal and weeds, watering systems, and where to find more information.

For full details and to register check out our Landscape Transformation Basics Workshop page.

A waterwise residential landscape

We created this online resource for you to learn about and choose the best plants for your inland Southern California landscape

Select plants with the interactive plant finder, reference plant palettes and helpful lists, learn about each plant’s care and watering needs, and save plants to your own custom lists.


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Learn how to make it happen with the Waterwise Community Center

The Waterwise Community Center is one of the leading sources for home landscaping and gardening education in Southern California. Join us for no-cost classes presented by expert instructors and offered throughout the year. We cover a wide range of topics including aspects of landscape design, irrigation and watering, installation, maintenance, and even fruit trees and vegetable gardens.

All our residential landscaping classes are presented in a way that no previous experience is required, but we often hear from experienced gardeners and even professionals that they learned new and useful information. Check out the full details on our Workshops page, and join us sometime soon.

A waterwise residential landscape

Homes within the communities we serve can qualify for free landscape design services

Single family residential properties within the cities of Chino, Chino Hills, Fontana, Montclair, Ontario, Rancho Cucamonga, and Upland are eligible for a no-cost landscape design consultation and design for either a front or back yard after attending our Landscape Transformation Basics Workshop. Participation in the program requires a $100 deposit, fully refunded if a waterwise landscape meeting program requirements is installed within twelve months of participation.

For full details, check out our Landscape Design Assistance Program page.

A waterwise residential landscape

Inland Valley Garden Planner. Find the perfect plants for your waterwise garden. Click to start plan