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Nine fountains, but one mission. In this time of drought, the Bacara Resort & Spa has turned its water conservation efforts into gorgeous and educational art exhibitions. The resort’s nine water fountains now sport water-wise art displays with the help of seven Santa Barbara-area-based designers. Drought-tolerant plants and succulents abound, as you’d expect, but also vegetables and herbs, and even hand-blown glass. Water conservation was never so colorful. Both hotel guests and the general public are invited to enjoy a self-guided tour of the fountains at any time.

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