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The WaterWise Garden Recognition Contest celebrates and recognizes beautiful, water efficient residential gardens throughout Santa Barbara County.

2020 Winners - The Poole-Hickey Family

In 2020, The Poole-Hickey Family was awarded as the winner for the City of Santa Barbara and the countywide winner for their beautiful garden featuring rain barrels, downspouts to the yard, and beautiful plants that attract native insects and birds. The Poole-Hickey Family was also named the Better Homes & Gardens' 2020 America's Best Front Yard Contest winner.
Learn more about the Poole-Hickey Garden in this article.




2013 Winner Christine Nolte

The 2013 WaterWise Garden Recognition Contest is Christine Nolte! Christine won the City award and the Countywide award for her beautiful and sustainable front garden that incorporates rainwater catchment, native plants, butterfly habitat, permeable hardscape, and efficient irrigation.
Learn more about Christine Nolte's garden in this article.


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To see entries from all over Santa Barbara County visit

Last Updated: Sep 21, 2020
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