Take a stroll on Watersaver Lane! It's a wonderful "neighborhood" at the Garden. Located near the Auld House and the Old Fashioned Garden, charming Watersaver Lane is a cluster of miniature cottages, with colorful diminutive gardens whose blooms belie their thrifty ways with water.
Each tiny cottage is a different architectural style, complemented by its own "front yard" or attractive watersaving plants. Sponsored by the San Antonio Water System, (SAWS), Watersaver Lane is designed to inspire homeowners to create beautiful landscapes that conserve water.
Learn about WaterSaver Gardening by attending one of our Texas Tough Landscapes classes. These workshops are offered on the first Friday of every month at 10:00 am and on the third Saturday of the month (January - June and October-November) at 10:00am. Participants receive a free copy of San Antonio Water System's Landscape Care Guide.
WaterSaver Plants to Know and Grow
Looking for plants that grow best in San Antonio soils and are the most efficient water users? What is good for mulch? What kind of materials do you use for pathways that will still allow water to reach plants? Come and see! The new San Antonio Botanical Garden Watersaver Gardens. A demonstration showcase for home gardeners, the new garden is a co-operative project with the San Antonio Water System.
Located on approximately 1/3 acre at the top of the hill by the Lucile Halsell Conservatory, the Watersaver Garden demonstrates practical home gardening techniques that are the most water-friendly. Showcasing drip irrigation and "turf bubbler" watering techniques, samples of mulches and permeable paving surfaces, and plantings that perform well with San Antonio’s climate and water requirements; the garden offers conservation solutions.
Water Saving Mostly-Native Plants: Flowers and Ferns : Shrubs : Trees : Grasses