Woodinville Water District installed our first waterwise demonstration garden in 1993 to provide customers with information and techniques to achieve a healthy, waterwise landscape. Each year we hold a Spring Garden Fair, hosting seminars on waterwise gardening topics taught by local horticulture experts.
In fall 1999 we had to dismantle our demonstration garden due to planned construction. We were not able to save our plant material due to the length of construction. We provided much of the plant material to other public facilities. Northshore School District’s Woodinville High School, Secondary Academy for Success (SAS) and Cottage Lake Elementary all received plants for gardens they were starting. In addition, Lake Washington Technical College’s Environmental Horticultural Program received many perennials to divide and grow to help support their program.
In summer 2003 our new demonstration garden was installed. Customers are invited to stop by and take aself-guided tour. Plants are numbered and a corresponding plant list is available outside. Other waterwise gardening brochures called “The Naturals” are also available onsite. They are also available online at: http://www.savingwater.org/outside.htm