East Mountain Library Amphitheater

Location: Tijeras, NM
Completed: 2011
Client: Bernalillo County/ABC Library


16,000 square feet of turf landscape was transformed into a beautiful xeriscape garden utilizing low water/xeric plantings that are native or adapted to the unique East Mountain Climate. Other key components:

  • “Rain Garden” utilizing roof and storm water runoff.
  • Replace high water use turf in narrow, semicircular, stepped planters with artificial turf.
  • Replace existing turf spray systems with high efficiency, low precipitation rate sprinklers.
  • Commitment to the Environment:  rock mulches and boulders purchased from a nearby quarry, recycling of removed turf grass, and water use reduction.
  • Demonstration Xeriscape garden for East Mountain Residents