With California's drought and the need to conserve water in the news, almost daily, many people are seeking to replace front lawns with less water demanding foliage.
In seeking such foliage we can think of no better place to learn about the State's native foliage than at Claremont's Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden.
Here one can view some 22,000 native plants that are to be found in California from mountain to seashore to desert.
We visited the Botanic Garden recently with the idea that it could help us on a decision whether we should make our front lawn history and replant with plants that need less water and less care.
The Garden covers eighty six acres and has three distinct areas to show the foliage of California with every plant having a placard with its identity and description.
The Botanic Garden is located at 1500 North College Avenue in Claremont. It is open daily from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more information call 909 625-8767.