Water is a precious resource, and water scarcity issues are closely interrelated with climate change worldwide. While each of our gardens have different regional challenges when it comes to water collection, conservation, and reuse; public gardens are uniquely positioned to celebrate water and educate visitors about the importance of water conservation. Three gardens from very different climates have integrated the celebration of water into their gardens in very different ways.


J. Wirick, Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; C. Washburn, Naples Garden, Naples, Florida; C. Bass, Santa Fe Botanical Garden, Santa Fe, New Mexico; T. Florian, Lake Flato Architects, San Antonio, Texas