Going Native Garden Tour 2017

County of Santa Clara & UCCE Master Gardeners Waterwise Teaching & Demo Garden (11 photos from 2016)

Garden #42, San Jose


This garden is open all year round. Due to the COVID-19 restrictions, no docents will be available in 2020.

Address: 1553 Berger Drive, San Jose (click the address to show it on a map).

Directions: From Hwy 101, take the Oakland Rd. exit north. Go on Oakland Rd for about 0.7 mile, then turn left onto Berger Drive. The destination is near Building 1 of the Santa Clara County Government Offices.

Showcase Features: The Berger Water-wise Demo garden was created in Fall 2013, based on a design by Master Gardener Rebecca Schoenenberger. The garden provides a good example of what area homeowners and business might consider when replacing a lawn with drought-tolerant plants. While the garden consists primarily of California natives, there are a number of other drought-tolerant plants from areas around the world that share our Mediterranean climate. Now that the garden installation phase has been completed, Master Gardeners will soon begin offering seasonal, hands-on workshops on native plant pruning, long-term native garden care, drip irrigation, and sheet mulching.

Other Garden Attractions:

Garden Talk: 11 AM and 1:30 PM: "California Native Arboretum Allstars" - a talk by Rebecca Schoenenberger.

Plant Sale: California Nativescapes will be holding a plant sale on Saturday, Apr 22nd. They will have plants available that are in the Berger Dr. garden among others. A percentage of the proceeds go toward supporting the GNGT. Cash and Checks accepted.

Years of CA Native Gardening at this Location: 4

Garden Size: 3,000 sq.ft

Designer: Rebecca Schoenenberger, California Nativescapes
Installer: UCCE Master Gardeners of Santa Clara County

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