Virtual Garden Tour: See a BlueBarrel System Demo

Join us on the Eco-Friendly (Virtual) Garden Tour:

Thinking of adding a BlueBarrel Rainwater Catchment System™ to your landscape? Curious about the ins and outs of a harvesting rain on your property? This video—part of an eco-friendly virtual garden tour series—is a great opportunity to view a live demo of a BlueBarrel System. Jesse will show you around her home garden and explain the process (fairly simple) and benefits (many!) of rainwater harvesting.

Three separate rain barrel systems collect from the downspouts of the 1,350 square foot home in this residential neighborhood. These include: an interconnected 3-barrel system, 7-barrel system, and 8-barrel system. This amounts to a total of 18 barrels and 990 gallons of water storage tucked discreetly along the sides of the house. And with continual drawdown and recharge during the rainy season, the total water savings is substantial. Jesse estimates it is upwards of 3,000 gallons annually, especially when there are dry-stretches between rainstorms.

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Ready to get started?

Beginners can get started with just a few barrels and add on gradually. You can surprise yourself with just how much water is available when prepared to collect it, even in drought years. You will get over 600 gallons of high-quality irrigation water with every single inch of rain falling on a 1,000 square-foot roof surface. It's easy to size and site your System, and our easy-to-follow instructions and videos make this a great project for DIY-ers looking to conserve water in the landscape. Plus, your plants will thank you!

Take the Full Virtual Garden Tour!

Many thanks to the Sonoma-Marin Saving Water Partnership for producing the 2021 Eco-Friendly Garden Tour with 14 high-quality virtual tour-stops! This tour features gardens in northern California, but many of the eco-friendly gardening techniques (ahem, rainwater harvesting!) are universal. Join us from wherever you are, at your convenience!

NEW! BlueBarrel now offers Gift Certificates!

Give the gift of BlueBarrel!

Perfect for the sustainability buff, green-thumb gardener or daring DIY-er in your life. With highly customizable product offerings, as the gifter you can take the guess-work out by giving a Gift Certificate, redeemable against any purchase in our online store.

Click here to see what our Gift Certificates look like. 

Customize a Gift Certificate:

A printable Gift Certificate will be emailed to you after receipt of payment.

  • Name of the person purchasing the Gift Certificate.
  • We will use this email for the payment transaction. Then we'll send a Gift Certificate that you can print or forward.
  • Enter your phone number if you would like to pay by phone (optional).
  • Enter the name of the recipient, as you'd like it to appear on the Gift Certificate.
  • Enter the name of the gifter, as you'd like it to appear on the Gift Certificate.
  • Enter the gift amount in US Dollars.

This form will not charge you. After you submit, we will collect payment based on the preference you indicated. A team member will email you a printable Gift Certificate after payment is received. Gift Certificates are non-refundable once issued.