Community Demonstration Gardens

PWP is partnering with facilities throughout Pasadena to develop drought-tolerant demonstration gardens. This project is part of PWP's continued commitment to support water-saving opportunities within the city.

The Community Demonstration Gardens program began with the five Pasadena fire stations to remove 9,961 square feet of existing turf and replace the water thirsty grass with colorful drought tolerant and CA-friendly plants, incorporating drip irrigation and rain water harvesting features. Each fire station features signage identifying the design, features and plants that have been incorporated into the landscape retrofit. The drought tolerant landscapes are estimated to save over 448,000 gallons of water per year.

Jackie Robinson Post Office, 1355 N. Mentor Ave. 

PWP also partnered with Transitions Pasadena in the native garden created at the Jackie Robinson Post Office, providing the irrigation planning and retrofit and a weather based irrigation controller.

Several other landscape retrofits to drought tolerant and CA-friendly plants are planned for additional City facilities.

 

Fire Station Community Garden Open House

Fire Station Landscape Retrofits - Before & After 

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Before After

Fire Station 38

Fire Station 38

Fire Station 37  

Fire Station 37

 

Fire Station 36

 

Fire Station 36

 

Fire Station 33

 

Fire Station 33

 

Fire Station 32

 

Fire Station 32

Fire Station Design Plans

Interested in creating a similar drought-tolerant garden? Use these original Fire Station Community Demonstration Garden design plans to help you transform your turf into a beautiful California-friendly landscape.

Fire Station 32 Landscape Design Plan

Fire Station 33 Landscape Design Plan

Fire Station 36 Landscape Design Plan

Fire Station 37 Landscape Design Plan

Fire Station 38 Landscape Design Plan

 

Step-by-Step Guide to Create a Drought Tolerant Landscape (PDF Guides)

Get started on your transformation with PWP's  5-step guide to transforming your landscape:

  1. How Much Turf to Remove
  2. Methods for Removing Grass
  3. Landscape Design Plans
  4. Modifying the Irrigation
  5. Maintaining the new Landscape

For additional front yard and parkway designs, PWP programs, and more information about drought tolerant landscapes, visit our Landscapes page.