Sunnylands Center & Gardens

Rancho Mirage, California, U.S.A.

Project Facts

  • Sunnylands Center & Gardens in Rancho Mirage, California, is a $35 million, 15-acre extension of the 200-acre desert estate of U.S. Ambassador Walter Annenberg and his wife Leonore.
  • The LEED Gold-certified project uses approximately 20 percent of its water allocation from the Coachella Valley Water District through 100 percent on-site stormwater retention.
  • Five years before the City of Rancho Mirage created requirements for the use of reclaimed water for conservation, Sunnylands was already meeting those specifications.
  • In 2012, Sunnylands was certified as a Groundwater Guardian Green Site by the Groundwater Foundation in recognition of its commitment to restoring groundwater.