District Landscape

For the greater Sacramento area, the averGold Country Regionage rainfall is only about 17 inches per year. This low rainfall is characteristic of a semi-arid desert climate, with sunny, dry weather most of the year. Periodic droughts are a normal occurrence. Carmichael Water District in conjunction with the Regional Water Authority (RWA) believes gardens can be beautiful and water-wise, in keeping with our natural conditions. Water-wise gardening also helps conserve our precious water supplies.

Snapshot of Water Efficiency

CWD boasts drought-tolerant plants and landscaping at its office at 7837 Fair Oaks Boulevard. The next time you visit the district, take a moment to enjoy the beautiful examples of water efficiency.

View District plant and landscaping examples now.

District Landscape
Outside District Landscape

See a sampling of the District Landscape water-saving plants.

Common Plants

These common plants need very little water and can be grown almost anywhere in California. This is just a sampling of plants: there are many others that will thrive in the local area.

  1. Ground Covers
  2. Perennials, Annuals & Bulbs
  3. Shrubs
  4. Trees
  5. Grasses
  • Yarrow
  • Manzanita
  • Snow in Summer
  • Chamomile
  • Indian Strawberry
  • Fleabane
  • Sulfur Flower
  • Coral Bells
  • Spreading Juniper
  • Evening Primrose
  • Lavender Cotton
  • Santolina
  • Thyme