WaterWise Landscape Tour
The WaterWise Landscape Tour is a FREE, self-guided event that's open to the public. Explore six Plano yards and the Environmental Education Center’s demonstration gardens on Saturday, October 20, between 9 a.m. – 3 p.m. These beautiful, sustainable landscapes thrived in the summer heat. You’ll discover attractive, drought-tolerant plants and other interesting features, like a pollinator’s oasis, an aviary and more. The featured yards are at various stages of maturity and each is unique. Their owners look forward to sharing their stories, experiences and best practices, as do the enthusiastic volunteers who will be present to answer your questions.
Tour at your own pace, and visit as many or as few locations as you’d like. Visit Tour Headquarters, the Environmental Education Center, for a FREE Live Green in Plano garden kneeling pad, soil moisture meter and more while supplies last. Tour Headquarters is also our “Ask the Expert” area, where local experts will provide FREE consultations on landscape design, plant selection, efficient irrigation and composting. Registration is not required, and transportation is not provided. See below for a tour map and other resources.We’re always on the lookout for beautiful, sustainable Plano landscapes to showcase, but we need your eyes too. Want to nominate a yard to be considered for future WaterWise Landscape Tours? Contact Katie Masucci at firstname.lastname@example.org. Any yard that incorporates water-saving features is a contender. These include native and adapted plants, reduced turf, pollinator gardens, inviting patios, rainwater harvesting, efficient irrigation and more. Contact Katie with any questions.
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COMING SOON: Check back soon for our interactive story map, a preview of this year’s featured yards.
COMING SOON: Check back soon for downloadable plant lists for each featured yard.
2018 WaterWise Landscape Tour Locations
Environmental Education Center
4116 W. Plano Parkway, 75093
3800 Kite Meadow Drive, 75074
2100 Trailridge Drive, 75074
5141 W. Plano Parkway, 75093
3424 N Avenue, 75074
2104 Trailridge Drive, 75074
1801 Tree House Lane, 75023
Stop by Tour Headquarters, the Environmental Education Center, to “Ask an Expert” about landscape design, plant selection, irrigation and composting. Experts from Shades of Green Inc., Heads Up Sprinkler Co., and Texas Pure Products will be available throughout the day to answer your questions.
Explore the on-site Texas SmartScape® Demonstration Gardens, and receive a FREE soil moisture meter while supplies last.