Hosts - Frequently Asked Questions:
Most Commonly Asked Garden Hosting Questions:
What is a host gardener / garden?
That would be the very generous person, who is the homeowner, who has volunteered to have their garden listed on this garden tour and is allowing ticket holders to come visit his/her garden.
What are the requirements to be a host gardener / garden on this tour?
The garden must have an element that reduces water usages such as California native plants, draught tolerant plants, dry river beds, stonework, drip irrigation, lawn removal.
The water-wise garden must be attractive and well maintained (show case ready).
The host must be at home and available the day of the garden tour (10am to 5pm) to answer questions and must be available to participate in a preview day meeting for all host gardeners and volunteers held one month in advance.
The host gardener must provide a plant list to the tour coordinator.
It is preferred that the host gardener mark the plants with easy to read signs.
The host gardener will provide a small table and chairs at the garden entrance for visitors to register and to display fliers.
The host gardener will confine pets and agree to not smoke on the day of the garden tour.
The more information the host provides, (before and after photos, wildlife information, water savings) the more informative the tour will be and the more enjoyment everyone will have.
How can I participate as a host gardener / garden?
Please click/tap the link below to learn more about how you too can participate in the South Bay Water-Wise Garden Tour as a Host.
Click to Become a Garden Host
If you are ready to participate as a Garden Host and showcase your garden to visitors and gardening enthusiasts, then please click/tap here to learn more.