Waterwise Gardens & Plants

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA & BEYOND

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Plants are my purview.

Nan Sterman
The Waterwise Gardener

Think a waterwise garden is brown, lifeless & colorless?

Nothing could be further from the truth!

Low water gardens are bright, brilliant, colorful gardens with as much interest, variety and wildlife – and in some ways even more – as any other gardens.

Let Nan Sterman show you how to meet the challenges of gardening in California by:

  • Creating sustainable gardens in California's dry, Mediterreanean climate
  • Planting beautiful plants, beautifully suited to California gardens
  • Growing organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs
  • Removing and replacing lawn with beautiful, waterwise gardens

This is what the Waterwise Gardener is all about.

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Waterwise Garden Design

YOU deserve a BEAUTIFUL garden

Nan works with you to create a gorgeous AND sustainable garden that's appropriate for our region. Working with color, texture, architecture, and mood, she designs beautiful spaces that require very little water, fertilizer, pesticides, or maintenance. 

Media

TV, RADIO, VIDEO

Nan hosts the nationally-syndicated, award-winning TV show A Growing Passion, but she doesn't stop there. Find her as the "Garden Guru” on KPBS radio’s talk show Midday Edition, giving helpful gardening tips on YouTube and answering questions on the San Diego Gardener Facebook Page

Speaking

Talks, Demonstrations & Workshops

Let Nan delight you with new ideas and inspire you with different ways of thinking about gardens and plants.

Whether you're a novice or professional, you'll go home having learned something new and valuable – and wearing a big smile.

Writing

Author of 3 books on waterwise gardens

Nan's interest and curiosity about everything involving plants and gardens shine through in her writing, including books, regional and major gardening publications, in print and online across the United States and abroad.

 
 
 
 

Garden Tours

Exploring Gardens Everywhere

Join Nan's she visits the world's best known and best kept secret plants and gardens. Whether it's Spain or England, South Africa, Costa Rica, Paris, or even in our own backyards, Nan takes you to see amazing sights most garden tours miss.  Sign up to for one of her unforgettable trips.

Consulting

SPECIAL PROJECTS & MORE

If you're not sure exactly what you need when it comes to waterwise gardens, call on Nan. She'll help you uncover those needs, find the best way to meet them, design the solution, and then make the magic happen.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT NAN

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT NAN

JOIN NAN'S NEXT Garden Adventure!

October 2020 - Australian: Mediterranean Down Under - registration open now!

April 2021 - Portugal: The Land of Cork, Wine, and Gardens

Summer 2022 - Floriade and the Netherlands

Get In Touch

Address

PO Box 231034
Encinitas, CA 92023

Phone

1-760-634-2902