The City of San Jacinto’s new Estudillo Heritage Park Water Conservation Education Garden has been designed with water conservation in mind. The purpose of this garden is to educate the community about the beauty and water saving benefits of planting drought tolerant and native California plants. The garden was designed primarily with California native plants. However, there are also plants from around the world that thrive in our Southern California climate.
The garden is roughly divided into climate regions; Desert, Inland Chaparral, Coastal and Mediterranean or Southern Californian. These divisions are not strict and plants are aesthetically mixed throughout the Garden. However, the plants are grouped by similar water needs. Each of these areas is irrigated differently to demonstrate the various ‘Water Wise’ ways to irrigate gardens in our region.
The Estudillo Heritage Park Water Conservation Education Garden was a cooperative effort of the City of San Jacinto Redevelopment Agency, Eastern Municipal Water District, and Metropolitan Water District of Southern California.
The Garden grounds are open the same schedule as the San Jacinto Museum (Fri-Sun 11am-4pm) and staffed by community volunteers. Please call (951) 654-4952 for further information and to verify hours.