The Demonstration Garden
The 2.5 acre Demonstration Garden is a colorful introduction to various plants which are situated in a functional landscape, one that's complete with patios, walls, shade structures, vine arbors, walkways and the soothing sound of trickling water and charismatic rockwork.
Interpretive signs help guide homeowners through the processes of choosing a site, basic landscape design and plant selection. The Demonstration Garden also introduces important concepts such as water harvesting, how to build and maintain a backyard mini-oasis and the challenges that desert dwellers face with salinity.
For the serious landscaper or gardener, the Arboretum is an ideal place to purchase plants -- where else can you see and appreciate mature specimens of the very same plants which are available for purchase?