Despite being members of the royal family, the Duke and Duchess of Sussex live in Montecito with their two children, Archie and Lilibet, and they are limited in what they can do in their own private garden.
The Montecito community has established stringent guidelines for water usage and resident gardens. Due to the water shortage issues brought on by the lack of rain, this set of rules has been implemented.
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle must abide by rules like “exterior irrigation is allowed only between 6 p.m. and 10 a.m. and no watering of lawns/landscapes in a manner that causes runoff and/or within 48 hours after measurable (1/4 inch) precipitation.”
Additionally, they are prohibited from using water to clean patios and driveways unless absolutely necessary for health and safety.
The magnificent outdoor pool owned by the family is also impacted because they are now only allowed to maintain water levels rather than drain and refill the pool.
Restrictions aren’t just for Montecito; nearby Santa Barbara has implemented a similar strategy to cut down on water waste.
Due to these restrictions, Prince Harry and Meghan’s lush garden might not be able to bloom as much as it normally would, but we are confident that it is still quite beautiful.
The pictures show the couple have lush plants and spotless flower beds, and the glimpses we have seen online make it appear spectacular.
A portion of their garden was made public for a TIME cover shoot, which featured the couple as one of the 100 most influential people of 2021. The Sussexes reportedly used their own grounds as the backdrop for their famous outdoor photo shoot.
They have stunning gardens covering 7.38 acres of their outdoor space. What a wonderful place for their two kids to grow up!