Free 8th Annual Lawn-to-Garden Tour and Festival Celebrates Growing Local Love


Tuesday, May 28, 2019

Contact  Kaylee Weatherly
phone     (562) 714-8250

Free 8th Annual Lawn-to-Garden Tour and Festival Celebrates Growing Local Love

Tour features 20 newly transformed gardens throughout the city and a water education festival at Long Beach Water


WHEN: Saturday, June 1, 2019

Tour: 9 a.m. – 1 p.m. (self-guided tour throughout the city)

Festival: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m. (Long Beach Water, 1800 E Wardlow Road)

WHAT: Long Beach Water’s Lawn-to-Garden (L2G) program helps our community members make the switch from thirsty turf to a beautiful, water-wise landscape. This fun, free event celebrates our community’s sustainability efforts and features 20 newly transformed gardens throughout the city.

From 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., travel to different houses throughout Long Beach that have transformed their landscapes into water-wise gardens on the self-guided Tour.

  • Search “LBWD – L2G Tour and Festival” on your iOS and Android stores to download the free, OnCell app that displays the tour homes and plant lists of each featured home.
  • Talk directly with the homeowners about their L2G experiences and get their best tips for transforming your lawn into a beautiful, water-wise landscape.

From 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., join us at the Festival at Long Beach Water for:

  • Delicious food and beverages available for purchase by Certified Blue Restaurants Aguas Way and Rance’s Chicago Pizza
  • A participatory, community mural designed by local artists Jose M. Loza and Ramon Rodriguez Crespo, in partnership with the Arts Council for Long Beach
  • Water-wise gardening workshops that feature free City resources
  • A California-friendly plant sale
  • See insects, reptiles and amphibians close-up with an educational naturalist
  • A sustainability resource fair featuring 15 community organizations that can help you lead a more environmentally-friendly lifestyle
  • Games, face painting and crafts for the whole family
  • Raffle of water-wise and local, Long Beach prizes

New this year! The L2G program financial incentive is at an all-time high to help you transform your thirsty and non-functional grass to beautiful, water-wise gardens. At the Festival, learn about the increased incentive of $3 per square foot for front yard conversions and the new $2 per square foot for backyard and side yard conversions. The incentive applies for residential landscapes up to 5,000 square feet.


TOUR:  A detailed map with directions to each Tour house can be provided upon request or registration. Residents can register for the Tour map at

FESTIVAL: 1800 E Wardlow Road




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