Waterwise Gardens & Plants

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA & BEYOND

olive

I grow gardens... and gardeners

 

Nan Sterman
The Waterwise Gardener

Want to Create a Colorful, Vibrant Garden on a Low Water Diet?

You can create a waterwise garden that is bright, brilliant, and colorful – with as much interest, wildlife and variety – and in some ways more – than any other garden.

Meet Nan Sterman, your friendly backyard botanist and KPBS public TV personality who loves to talk about plants! Meet the challenges of creating California gardens with Nan:

  • Create a sustainable garden in California's dry, Mediterranean climate
  • Plant beautiful plants, beautifully suited to California gardens
  • Grow organic fruits, vegetables, and herbs
  • Remove and replace lawns with beautiful, waterwise garden.

Learn more about Nan and what being a Waterwise Gardener is all about.

Stay in the loop

Looking for waterwise gardening tips, upcoming events, and info on garden tours? Sign up here!

Please enter your name.
Please enter a valid email address.
Something went wrong. Please check your entries and try again.

Waterwise Garden Design

YOU deserve a BEAUTIFUL garden

Would you like a gorgeous and sustainable garden that's appropriate for our region and easy to maintain?  Let Nan design your dream landscape based on color, texture, architecture, and mood.

Globetrotting Garden Tours

Travel The Wider Gardening World

There’s nothing better than a fabulous garden tour with a knowledgeable and entertaining guide! Go behind the scenes with Nan to explore spots that most garden tours miss.

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.

Consulting

EVERY INDIVIDUAL AND ORGANIZATION HAS THEIR OWN SPECIAL NEEDS

I enjoy the process of uncovering those needs, researching the best way to meet the needs, designing the solution, then making the magic happen. Sometimes it takes a tweak or two to get it right - but that’s part of the magic!

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT NAN

HOT COLOR,
DRY GARDEN

Hot Color, Dry Garden book cover by Nan Sterman

CALIFORNIA GARDENER'S GUIDE VOLUME II

California-garden-guide---book-cover

WATER-WISE PLANTS FOR THE SOUTHWEST

Waterwise-Plants-for-the-Southwest---book-cover

JOIN NAN'S NEXT Garden Adventure!

Summer 2022 - Floriade and the Netherlands

Get In Touch

Address

PO Box 231034
Encinitas, CA 92023