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E. Rowley Demonstration Garden
Garden Address: 4594 San Bernardino St.
Montclair 91763

Contact: David Schroeder

Phone: (909) 626 - 2711

Fax: (909) 626 - 5974

Mail Address: 4594 San Bernardino St., Montclair, CA 91763

Web Site: http://www.cbwcd.org/Gardengallery.htm

Sponsor: Chino Basin Water Conservation District.

Days: daily (not holidays)

Hours: 8 a.m.--5 p.m.

Fees: free

Size: 1.75 acres

Wheelchair Access: Yes

Directions: From Los Angeles: Take I-10 East; exit Monte Vista Ave. and head South (approx. 1/2 mile south of I -10). Turn right on San Bernardino St., the District and Garden are on the right side (North).

Description: The garden consists of a variety of drought tolerant plants and landscape designs. Many of the plants featured in the garden are well recognized as in the ornamental section. Some plants come from distant areas of the world such as Africa, Australia, the Mediterranean, South America, and Mexico. Many California natives are in display with wild flowers in abundance during and after the spring rains. This is very evident in the Southwestern/Desert Garden and the California Native/Chaparral Garden. The Southwestern garden has just been recently renovated and designed. New additions of cacti and succulents, sages and desert mallows, rocks and gravel and paths have made this section a photographers delight. Two sections of the garden are dedicated to riparian and wetland habitats. The riparian garden features California sycamores and other riparian plants typically found near canyons and streams. Future plans for the garden include a meadow with drought tolerant and native grasses and flowers, and a section of drought tolerant and low maintenance palms from around the world.

Features: Events: Annual Earth Day in April for 1,200 elementary school children; Spring plants sale and conservation fair; Features: 100 - seat amphitheater; live worm box (vermi-composting); living pond with frogs, fish and exotic plants; school tours and field trips available, and the district will provide busing for schools within the CBWCD's service boundaries.

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