Photo Gallery: Water Use in Andalusia

By: Christine Edstrom O’Hara

California Polytechnic State University

Christine Edstrom O’Hara is a Professor of Landscape Architecture at California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo.  She received her…

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The Mediterranean climate of Andalusia, characterized by hot, dry summers, mild winters with variable rainfall, nearly constant sunshine, and rare frost, has much in common with the central and southern coastal regions of California. Thus, 14th century Spanish gardens and the role water plays in the landscape provide a model for modern California landscapes.

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