This is one of the best pieces of advice I got from an old boss.
He was referring to CBD gardens.
"Save water on your parks, not in the CBD. We need gardens in the city and gardens need water."
Like this one.
It's a tiny public garden right in the heart of Manhattan. The busy traffic was literally 10m away to the left but what a sanctuary for city workers to come in their lunch breaks and chill out.
Cities are man-made things that need inputs to keep going.
So are/do gardens.
Save your water elsewhere.