Orange County Water Quality  and Water Resources
University of California
Orange County Water Quality and Water Resources

UCCE Demonstration Landscapes

Located at the South Coast Research and Extension Center, the UCCE Demonstration Landscapes are comprised of three unique outdoor classrooms utilizing various Best Management Practices (BMPs) to reduce water use and improve water quality.

Designed so visitors learn firsthand how to use and  implement landscape BMPs, the landscapes feature:

  • multiple irrigation systems
  • permeable hardscape options
  • low water use plant material

As one of the former UC Davis Arboretum All-Star plant and climate zone trial locations, guests have the opportunity to view a collection of All-Star plants recommended for their tolerance to drought and summer heat.

Guided tours are available to the public by appointment only. Please call (949) 653-1824 for more information.

 For upcoming events, check our calendar.


University of California Cooperative Extension Demonstration Landscapes
South Coast Research and Extension Center
7601 Irvine Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92618

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