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Parks and Gardens in South Bay--Sunnyvale to San Jose

Sunnyvale Baylands Park

There is a research garden for drought resistant trees and plants to the left of the entrance (not shown on the park map). It is a large open space with multiple microclimates and many native grasses, a pleasant place to walk.

Off Caribbean Drive, Sunnyvale, CA

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Sunnyvale Teaching and Demonstration Garden

(Has landscaped garden beds with CA natives)

433 Charles St (near Olive), Sunnyvale, CA 94086

Open Tuesday mornings


Native Hill at Foothill College

Foothill College, 12345 Moody Road, Los Altos Hills

1 acre near the Ornamental Horticulture Unit, near Lot 8

Open daily during daylight hours, free admission

Parking is 4 quarters on weekdays


Ulistac Natural Area (Santa Clara University Restoration Project)

40 acres along the Guadalupe River

4901 Lick Mill Boulevard (between Hope Dr and Tasman Dr), Santa Clara,CA

Open daily during daylight hours, free admission



Guadalupe River Park and Gardens (Recycled water drought demo garden)

438 Coleman Ave, San Jose, CA 95110

Taylor Rock garden is located between Coleman Ave and HW 87 just South of Mineta SJ airport

Park at the lot by W. Taylor St. x Spring St.

Open daily dawn to dusk, free admission


Duncan Hall Botanical and Habitat Garden (SJSU campus)

San Salvador St (x 4th Ave), San Jose, CA

Open daily daylight hours, free admission


Emma Prusch Farm Park (Drought-tolerant demo garden)

647 South King Road, San Jose, CA 95116

The demo garden is located near the King Road entrance

Open daily 8:30-sunset, except New Years, Thanksgiving, and Christmas


Fire Demonstration Garden Site

15670 Monterey St, Morgan Hill, CA 95037


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