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Garden Calendar

Upcoming Events


  • Landscape and Water Conservation Festival

Saturday, October 29, 2016, 9:00am-2:00pm

Chino Basin Water Conservation District

4594 San Bernardino Street

Montclair, CA 91763

Learn more about water wise and sustainable landscaping through workshops and demos. Click here for details.

  • Water-Smart Landscape Class

Saturday, November 12, 2016, 9:00am-12:00pm

San Bernardino City Unified School District Offices

777 N. 'F' Street

San Bernardino, CA 92410

This FREE class will help you to create beautiful, sustainable landscaping for your home, while you save money on your water bill. Click here for details, and please call 909-384-5141 to reserve your space!

  • Workshop Series at CSUSB's San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation Demonstration Garden

A series of workshops sponsored by IERCD, WRI, and SBVMWD will be held in the Garden throughout the 2016-2017 academic year. These FREE workshops will cover a variety of topics designed to help consumers save water:


Dry Streambed/Conservation Hardscape Saturday, October 15, 2016 9:00am-12:00pm
Native/Water Saving Garden Friendly Plants Saturday, January 21, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm
Tree Care During Drought Saturday, March 25, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm
Water Conservation Incentives Fair Saturday, May 20, 2017 9:00am-12:00pm


The October 15th workshop focused on incorporating dry streambeds and other conservation hardscape into your landscaping. The workshop included a lecture, garden tour, Q&A, plant give-away, and rain barrell raffle.

Dry Streambed Workshop Companion Booklet

Past Events


Cucamonga Valley Water District

Landscape Workshop Series:

Prep & Design Workshop

CVWD held a landscaping workshop on Thursday September 29th at 5:30 pm. This workshop focused on Prep & Design of the water efficient landscape. An industry expert from Rancho Santa Ana Botanical Gardens presented the information with specifics on landscape first steps, local resources, turf removal techniques, and design elements.


Public Art in the Garden

 "Art in the Garden" Event

The Water Resources Institute hosted an open house event in the San Bernardino Valley Water Conservation Demonstration Garden at CSUSB to showcase new student art and hear from our annual donors on June 9, 5-7pm. Attendees enjoyed art, updates from water industry professionals, and appetizers, dessert, and wine.

Click here for more photos.


WRI also sponsored a series of free ongoing events, which were open to the public. Workshops showcased interactive sculptures, installation, and social practices to engage audiences using social media, interactions, and activities. For the schedule and more information, please see this flyer.

Water Saving Garden Friendly Workshops

The Inland Empire Resource Conservation District, San Bernardino Valley Municipal Water District, and CSUSB's Water Resources Institute was pleased to offer a series of FREE events, which were open to the public.

Classes were held at California State University, San Bernardino and included classroom instruction in addition to tours of and instruction in the Water Wise Demonstration Garden. 

Native Plants Seminar Thursday, 1/7/16 7:00-8:30pm
Native Plants Seminar Saturday, 1/23/16 9:00am-12:00pm
Native Plant Installation & Maintenance Seminar Thursday, 2/18/16 7:00-8:30pm
Native Plant Installation & Maintenance Seminar Saturday, 2/20/16 9:00am-12:00pm
"Life After Lawns" Book Discussion Thursday, 3/24/16 7:00-8:30pm
"Life After Lawns" Book Discussion Saturday, 3/26/16 9:00am-12:00pm
Low-Impact Pest Management for Native Plants Thursday, 4/21/16 7:00-8:30pm
Low-Impact Pest Management for Native Plants Saturday, 4/23/16 9:00am-12:00pm
Overview of Water Conservation Resources & Programs Thursday, 5/19/16 7:00-8:30pm
Water Resources Fair Saturday, 5/21/16 9:00am-12:00pm
Dry Streambed Design & Installation Thursday, 6/16/16 7:00-8:30pm
Dry Streambed Design & Installation Saturday, 6/18/16 9:00am-12:00pm


Previous Workshops

January 2016 -

"Increase Your Native Plant IQ"

Species Posters

February 2016 -

"Native and Water Saving Garden Friendly Plants"

Speaker Bio

Species Profiles

March 2016 -

"Design on a Budget"

Plants List

Workshop Planning Packet

April 2016 -

"Tree Care During Drought"

May 2016 -

"In Doubt About the Drought"

June 2016 -

"Dry Streambed/Conservation Hardscape Workshop"