Marin Garden Walks:
Invite a Master Gardener to Your Garden
Marin Garden Walks is a partnership between UC Marin Master Gardeners and Marin Municipal Water District to provide homeowners in Marin with information and advice on improving their irrigation practices to help conserve Marin’s precious water resources.
Let our trained garden consultants help you create a more water-wise, sustainable, and healthier garden
UC Marin Master Gardeners are trained in many aspects of microclimates, site analysis, garden design, and knowledge of plants, fruits, and vegetables commonly grown in Marin, as well as the pests and problems that many home gardeners encounter. Our Garden Walkers are further trained by water conservation experts at the Marin Municipal Water District, focusing on water efficiency, irrigation systems, soil health, maintenance, and of course, leak detection and system faults.
To create gardens that are sustainable and in harmony with the greater environment, UC Marin Master Gardeners recommend Earth-friendly Gardening practices. These are practical, science-based methods to manage soil, choose plants, conserve resources, and protect the environment and garden life in its many forms. Learn more about Earth-friendly Gardening.
>> Click here to make an appointment for a Garden Walk consultation.
What Marin gardeners are saying about their Garden Walks:
"I’m a beginner gardener. They helped me figure out how to start off right."
- Jean, San Rafael
"The Master Gardener team was friendly, professional, and helpful and shared their positive attitude to their garden and their outreach."
- Julie in Fairfax
"Very helpful and excellent suggestions for drought-resistant plants."
- Joyce, San Rafael
Learn more about water-wise, earth-friendly gardening:
How to build healthy soil
Compost and other soil amendments
Everything you need to know about mulch
How to choose plants
California native plants
Conserving water in the edible garden
Natural enemies: what they are and how they help solve garden problems
Gardening for wildlife
MMWD resources for water conservation