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Home and Garden Tour
Sunday, Sept. 10, 2017
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

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10. Water Wise and Whimsical: Front and Back Gardens

10. Water Wise and Whimsical: Front and Back Gardens

This homeowner dove right in to low-water tactics taught in a community workshop. A patchy front lawn has transformed into a cool green oasis of tumbled river stone and shade-loving native plants – a perfect accompaniment to the musical metal sculpture that overlooks the new rain garden. In the backyard, a dying tree and soggy lawn were removed in favor of bountiful beds, art aplenty, and faux turf that requires no water, chemicals, or mowing. A towering cottonwood saved from splitting by an arborist’s careful ministrations provides evening shade. Now that’s sustainable.


  • Front yard rain garden
  • Backyard artificial turf
  • Low maintenance landscape
  • Garden art
  • Ollas-style irrigation pots
  • Rain barrel
  • Heat pump

  • Naturescaping mini-workshop with the City of Springfield and the McKenzie Watershed Council at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m.

*Please do not visit the sites before 10 a.m. on Sunday.

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Tickets also available at:

  • Down to Earth
    532 Olive St., Eugene
    2498 Willamette St., Eugene
  • Lane Forest Products
    2111 Prairie Rd., Eugene
    820 N. 42nd St., Springfield
    or 3409 Franklin Blvd., Glenwood

    4446 Franklin Blvd., Glenwood

Volunteer and get in free


City of Eugene      Eugene Water & Electric Board



Afterparty Sponsor:

Mt. Rose Herbs 

Media Sponsor:

Eugene Weekly

Ticket Sponsor:

Lane Forest Products

Tour Day Mini-Workshops 

We pulled out all the stops to present tour-goers with a cornucopia of fun, educational events and activities at every site, including the afterparty! Follow this link to a list of the mini-workshops and demonstrations that added inspiration for the journey along the path to sustainable living. 

Shop      Recycle      Learn      Tour
BRING Recycling
4446 Franklin Boulevard
Eugene, OR 97403
(541) 746-3023
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Monday - Saturday 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. and Sunday 10 a.m. - 5 pm.

Materials Donation Schedule

Monday - Saturday, 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m. - 4 p.m.


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