Xeriscape 14th Anniversary

Saturday July 16th 



The 2016 Xeriscape Garden Tour will begin with the FREE Self-guided Tour at 9:00 A.M.  Saturday July 16th. Garden Tourists can begin anytime between 9:00 A.M. and 12:00 Noon by picking up a Tour Book at Eminger’s Mountain Nursery in Big Bear Lake, located at 41223 Big Bear Boulevard. Garden Tourists will have until 4:00 P.M. to complete the Self-guided Driving Tour of the locations throughout Big Bear Valley.

The Xeriscape Garden Tour,  sponsored by the Sierra Club Big Bear Group, is the perfect opportunity to get landscaping ideas, discover drought tolerant plants and learn how to save money on the water bill, all while creating a beautiful garden. The Garden Tour’s theme for 2016 focuses on education and identifying drought-tolerant and native plants with a What’s That Plant?  Guide. The plant lists are highlighted on the Xeriscape Garden Tour Website:  http://bigbeargardentour.weebly.com.  



For details about the Xeriscape Garden Tour Facebook Photo Contest will be included in the Tour Booklet as well as the explanation the categories: Plant/Flower Close-ups, People & Gardens, and Overall Garden.

The 2016 Xeriscape Garden Tour will once again highlight the DWP’s Xeriscape Demonstration Garden on Fox Farm Road, in front of the Community Garden, with native plant expert Orchid Black on hand to answer questions. There 6 homeowner gardens, landscaped by both professionals and homeowners, include a featured Firewise home where Big Bear Fire Department personnel. The Fire Personnel will tell how to create defensible space and chose the right plants to create a Firewise landscape. So no matter your budget, size of your yard or level of expertise, you’ll find solutions for creating low-maintenance, drought tolerant, Firewise gardens here in Big Bear Valley. 


For additional information on the Sierra Club’s Xeriscape Garden Tour and previous tours photos, go online to: http://bigbeargardentour.weebly.com.


The Sierra Club Big Bear Group is a non-profit organization.