Riverfront Park Demonstration Garden

The Riverfront Park Xeriscape Garden provides a showcase for more than 70 varieties of low-water-use plants and grasses. Each season produces a new display of flowers.

The garden was designed and planted by the WSU Chelan-Douglas County Extension Master Gardeners and is maintained by volunteers. Chelan County PUD co-sponsors the garden.  

Plant Guide

Ready to embrace desert living? Find Xeric plants from the Riverfront garden that you can use in your yard.

Plant Guide

Visit the Garden

The garden overlooks the Columbia River in Wenatchee's Riverfront Park. Located along the Apple Capital Loop Trail, it can be reached by parking at the Nile Saunders Steam Train depot then walking north on the trail, or at the foot of Fifth Street and walking south on the trail.

View map of Riverfront Park Demonstration Garden


Plant Resources

Looking for plants? Check out a few of our favorite resources to get you started:

Derby Canyon Natives
If you're looking for local plants, a visit to Derby Canyon Natives is well worth the trip. Owner Ted Alway and his team offer hundreds of varieties for your landscaping or restoration projects. All plants are locally adapted, so you'll be sure to find the perfect fit for your yard. They also have a comprehensive resource list on their website.

Washington Native Plant Society
The Native Plant Society has twelve regional chapters across the state and loads of informational guides.