WaterSaver Garden and WaterSaver Lane

water-saver-3Looking 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 San Antonio Botanical Garden’s WaterSaver Garden is a co-operative project with the San Antonio Water System and a demonstration for home gardeners.

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.

WaterSaver Lane features six cottages that demonstrate different types of drought-tolerant landscaping, including one showing what not to plant! Find a variety of landscapes that minimize lawn and include more groundcover, perennial flowerbeds and herbs, native and adapted plants, and patio space.