Thanks to California’s Mediterranean climate, gardening here is different from anywhere else in America. In this talk, we discuss what it means to live and garden in a Mediterranean climate. Nan talks about soil, rainfall, plants, and techniques for creating productive and beautiful gardens that thrive in our climate. She also shows examples of gorgeous gardens in many different styles, all done with a Mediterranean plant palette. This presentation can be also presented as an orientation for visitors and tour groups from out-of-state.