The Green Gardener Program for Santa Barbara County educates local gardeners in resource-efficient and pollution prevention landscape maintenance practices.
We can help you make changes to your garden to save water, money and maintain a healthy landscape!
The WaterWise Garden Recognition Contest celebrates and recognizes beautiful, water-efficient residential gardens throughout Santa Barbara County. These gardens serve as an example of what is possible when we design our landscapes to better use our most precious natural resource, water. The annual contest recognizes residents of Santa Barbara County who have attractive, water-efficient landscapes. Residents can apply for the contest online to compete for an agency award and the countywide grand prize. Winners will have their gardens featured online and receive an engraved stone boulder. Residents of single-family homes are eligible to apply if they reside in areas served by the Carpinteria Valley Water District, the Vandenberg Village Community Services District, the Montecito Water District, and the cities of Santa Barbara, and Solvang. Applications are due by April 30, 2022. Winners will be chosen June 2022.