Waterwise Gardens & Plants

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA & BEYOND

Nan Sterman headshot

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 a beautiful space that requires very little water, fertilizer, pesticides, or maintenance. 

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.

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 the many repeat travelers who go behind the scenes with Nan to explore places that most garden tours miss. Whether it's Spain or England, Costa Rica or Paris, or even in our own backyard, you can be sure it will be an unforgettable trip.

Media

TV, RADIO, VIDEO

You'll find Nan hosting the award-winning TV show A Growing Passion, 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

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT NAN

[Nan is] entertaining and engaging and just a wealth of knowledge.

Annette Gomez

Nan's classes are fun, very interactive and fill you with the confidence needed to start your own garden.

Francie Murphy, Master Gardener

Nan knows gardens  - and gardeners! 

Katie Pelisek, Landscape Designer

WHAT PEOPLE SAY ABOUT NAN

[Nan is] entertaining and engaging and just a wealth of knowledge.

Annette Gomez

Nan's classes are fun, very interactive and fill you with the confidence needed to start your own garden.

Francie Murphy, Master Gardener

Nan knows gardens  - and gardeners! 

Katie Pelisek, Landscape Designer

JOIN NAN'S PLANT SAFARI TO SOUTH AFRICA!

September 22 - October 3, 2018

Get In Touch

Address

PO Box 231034
Encinitas, CA 92023

Phone

1-760-634-2902