The native plant garden is adjacent to the American River Parkway Foundation office, better known as the “Streng Volunteer Center,” located at 5700 Arden Way in Carmichael, CA within William B. Pond Park.
In 2007 with the help of Sacramento Suburban Water District and Carmichael Water District, the American River Parkway Foundation created the native plant garden. The garden consists of plants native to the American River Parkway and the greater Sacramento Region with a strong emphasis on water conservation.
Why Have a Native Plant Garden on the Parkway?
A native plant garden not only conserves water it promotes the beauty of our natural ecosystem. Many of the plants native to the Sacramento Region are adapted to long periods of drought, with little water and intense heat. Visitors are encouraged to walk through the garden and observe various native plant species, which can also be utilized in residential landscapes.
Benefits of Native Plant Gardens in our area:
- Reduces water consumption in residential areas and decreases utility costs
- Supports the native wildlife of our region
- Reduces water withdrawals from the American River watershed
- Promotes the beauty of native California plants
- Limits the spread of invasive plants within the Sacramento area
- Reduces the amount of chemicals, fertilizers, and pesticides used in traditional landscaping