City Hall Demonstration Garden

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To demonstrate techniques to achieve water use efficiency, DWP constructed a water-saving demonstration garden at City Hall.


About the Garden

The California-Friendly Demonstration Garden is at the north and east entrances to City Hall. The garden demonstrates the potential for water-saving landscaping by using water-wise plants and low water-using irrigation.

To educate both business leaders and the public, the garden has themed signage identifying plant names, plant requirements, and irrigation techniques. Brochures with information on the garden are also available to all visitors. The plants used in the garden design are available at Corona’s nurseries so that visitors can take what they’ve learned during their visit and easily apply it in their own yards.  

For more information, please contact the Water Resources team at (951) 736-2234.
Read more about the demonstration garden in this brochure.

Interested in starting your own water-saving garden? 
Click here for recommendations and guidelines for successful turf removal projects.


Demonstration Garden Layout

The Demonstration Garden is installed in the areas highlighted in green below:

 Demonstration Garden Scope


Demonstration Garden Themes

The Corona California Friendly Demonstration Garden has been divided into 4 focus areas. The theme of each has been selected because of its unique aesthetic characteristics as well as its ability to thrive in the Southern California environment.

Ornamental Grass Garden

Ornamental Grass Garden 
This garden is a moderate and low-water use landscape design that showcases the textures of ornamental grasses. These grasses are low maintenance additions to a garden that add movement in the wind when they are planted in mass. The fine textured grasses also provide seasonal interest.



Sub Tropical Garden

Sub Tropical Garden
This area of the garden only requires low to moderate water use and is ideal for landscaping around pools, water features and other areas where a lush, colorful landscape is desired. This theme will also compliment Spanish, Tuscan, and Santa Barbara styles of architecture. Thick strap leaves and bright vivid colors intermixed with succulent plants provides a look that is also water conscious.


Mediterranean California Garden

Mediterranean/California Garden
California natives are from a similar climate as Mediterranean plant species and can be combined together to create a distinctive water wise landscape. Fine textured plants in free-flowing, natural and informal arrangements create a relaxing, low maintenance landscape. The colors are a muted palette, ranging from soft silvers and gray greens to blue grays and dark greens over a canvas of bark mulch. Flowers in yellow, purple and red create seasonal color interest.


Parkway and Hardscape

Parkway and HardscapeThis area demonstrates alternatives to having turf grass in your parkways. Turf grass is one of the biggest water users in the landscape and decreasing the size of a turf area or even getting rid of it altogether can be an easy way to conserve water. In this area of the garden, we have incorporated a mix of low groundcovers and permeable hardscapes that are easy to implement in a parkway situation.



Thank You to Our Past Demo Garden Sponsors!

Leaf BMLA Landscape Architecture

Leaf California Conservation Corps

Leaf Central Garden and Pet

Leaf City of Corona Fire Community Emergency Response Team

Leaf City of Corona Management Services

Leaf City of Corona Parks Maintenance

Leaf City of Corona Police

Leaf City of Corona Public Library

Leaf City of Corona Public Works

Leaf Corona Art Association

Leaf Corona Community Garden At Peace

Leaf Corona Heritage Foundation/Garden Society

Leaf Department of Water Resources, Southern Region

Leaf Discovery Science Center

Leaf Ewing Irrigation Products

Leaf Hendrickson Bros

Leaf Home Depot

Leaf Hunter Industries

Leaf Hydro-Scape

Leaf Lowe’s Home Improvement

Leaf Netafim USA

Leaf Northwest Mosquito and Vector Control District

Leaf Quality Growers Nursery

Leaf Riverside County Waste Management Department

Leaf Riverside-Corona Resource Conservation District

Leaf Santiago High School Team E.A.R.T.H

Leaf Soil Retention

Leaf The Toro Company

Leaf UCCE Master Gardener Program

Leaf USDA Forest Service - Cleveland National Forest - Trabuco Ranger District

Leaf Western Municipal Water District

Leaf We Compost

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