WaterWise Landscape Tour

Saturday, Oct. 19,  9 a.m. – 3 p.m.

The WaterWise Landscape Tour is a FREE, self-guided tour of beautiful, sustainable Plano landscapes that thrive in the summer heat. Locations include five featured yards and the Environmental Education Center’s demonstration garden. You’ll discover attractive, drought-tolerant plants and so much more. The featured yards are each unique and at various stages of maturity.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. The experience will jump-start your own WaterWise landscape transformation.

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Still have questions? Contact Katie Masucci at katiem@plano.gov.

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Tour Locations

CLICK HERE for a printable tour map. Tour at your own pace, and visit as many or as few locations as you’d like. Registration is not required and transportation is not provided. Click and download the handouts next to each residence to discover the plants featured in their landscapes.

Online Story Map

Check out our online story map and virtually tour all six locations before you tour in person on Oct. 19.

Ask an Expert

Stop by Tour Headquarters, the Environmental Education Center, during the WaterWise Landscape Tour for FREE gardening tools while supplies last. Tour Headquarters is also the “Ask an Expert” area, where local experts will provide FREE consultations on landscape design, plant selection, efficient irrigation and composting. 

2019's Experts:

  • Shades of Green, Inc. (9 a.m. - 12 p.m.)
  • Texas Pure Products (All Day)
  • Heads Up Sprinkler Co. (All Day)

WWLT Experts

Nominate a Yard

We’re always on the lookout for beautiful, sustainable yards to showcase. Want to nominate a yard to be considered for the WaterWise Landscape Tour? Contact Katie Masucci at katiem@plano.gov

Any yard that incorporates water-saving features is a contender. These could include native and adapted plants, reduced turf areas, pollinator gardens, inviting patios, rainwater harvesting, efficient irrigation and more.

Resources

We’ve compiled a variety of helpful resources to help grow your knowledge about Texas SmartScape® principles and plants:

Visit the Texas SmartScape® Demonstration Gardens at 4116 W. Plano Pkwy