Riverside Metropolitan Museum
Why a Waterwise Garden?
Since 1914, this location has been a prominent part of Riverside’s downtown. In the design for a new landscape, the Museum worked closely with the City of Riverside Planning Department, creating a plan that would compliment the building’s architecture and also harmonize with the surroundings.
- This project demonstrates good citizenship by a public agency and is a valuable example of a beautiful alternative in urban landscape design.
- Instead of areas of turf grass, slow-growing trees, flowering shrubs, ornamental grasses and perennials are used, reducing routine landscape maintenance needs.
- Drought-tolerant plants conserve water by requiring less frequent irrigation and limiting runoff.
Waterwise Garden Links
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Project Partners & Supporters
Our Thanks to:
City of Riverside Public Utilities
City of Riverside Public Works
California EPA/Department of Pesticide Regulation
Eric Barnett, RCB, Inc.
City of Riverside Parks & Recreation
Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
Riverside Museum Associates
Mr. Henry Coil
3580 Mission Inn Avenue
Riverside, CA 92501
|Closed for Innovation
8193 Magnolia Ave.
Riverside, CA 92504
Open Sept (1st weekend after labor day) to June.
|Monday - Thursday
|Friday - Sunday
||Open at 12:00 pm -
Last Tour at 3:15 pm
|Closed Major Holidays
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