Design Your Own Water-Wise Landscape

Cut Landscape Water Use

By using water-efficient gardening techniques, you can create a beautiful garden while cutting landscape water use 20% to 80%. Whether you are planting a new landscape or renovating an established one, the city can help you with a water-wise landscape design.

Computer Station

We have set up computer stations at City Hall that are loaded with Water-Wise Gardening for Santa Clara County software. You can use this software to get water-wise design ideas for your landscaping project.

Visit outstanding gardens, view landscape photos, and get detailed descriptions for more than 1,000 plants. You can also create a printable plant list that you can take with you to your local nursery.


Come to City Hall at 17575 Peak Avenue and take advantage of this free resource. We are open Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. While there, be sure to visit our Demonstration Garden which displays drought tolerant, native California plants and compatible hardscape materials. Use this guide (PDF) for more details.

Online Resource

The Bay Area Eco-Gardens website is your online one-stop sustainable landscaping resource! Visit the Eco-Gardens website for landscape design ideas, interactive garden tours, customized plant lists, fact sheets and "how-to" videos and much, much more.

For more information, contact the Environmental Services Division at 408-778-6480.

Additional Information

Visit these websites to learn more ways that you can conserve water: