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2016 Water-Wise Home Garden Tour
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The Water Conservation Garden invites the public to its first annual Water-Wise Home Garden Tour. The self-guided tour will highlight a variety of five beautiful gardens, located in El Cajon, La Mesa and Rancho San Diego, utilizing an array of color, variety, and low water usage. Learn about using native, succulents, cacti and Mediterranean plants and how you can design your yard for low water usage plants. The gardens emphasize plants from semi-arid regions of the world including Australia, New Zealand, Southwestern U.S. and South Africa.


Succulent cuttings from many of the home tours will be on sale, as well as other garden/home items such as bird houses, plant pots and garden jewelry, all handmade by local artisans. The homeowners will be on-hand to talk with attendees and Clayton Tschudy, The Garden’s Director of Horticulture, will be available to talk about how easy it is to re-design their own landscape using low-water usage plants.

The cost to attend is $20 for early registration and $25 at the door, and all proceeds will benefit The Garden’s botanical collection care, exhibit upkeep, and education programs, including the award-winning “Ms. Smarty-Plants™” water conservation education program that reaches more than 63,000 children and adults annually.

Attendance is limited so get your tickets today!

PLEASE NOTE!  There are no actual tickets for this event. Your name(s) will be on a registration list and attendees must check-in for the tour at The Garden.  Check-in is open on Friday, March 25 between 9am-4pm and Saturday, March 26, 9am-12noon.  A complimentary garden goodie bag and a packet containing home garden tour addresses, a map and other information will be given to attendees at that time.  

Other notes:

Tour is self-guided at your own pace, and gardens can be visited in any order.
No pets or strollers are allowed in the gardens.
Gardens are not handicapped accessible.
All ticket sales are final.
Tour will be held rain or shine!

The 2016 Water-wise Home Garden Tour is sponsored by:

The Water Conservation Garden is also thankful to the following donors for their support:

Ausachica Nursery

Cuyamaca College Ornamental Horticulture

Mary Ann Stepnowsky

Raymond Dexter 

Richard Wright 

Rosie Steinhauser 

San Diego Horticultural Society

Sue Nelson 

Vince McGrath 

March 26, 2016
9:00 am-3:00 pm
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12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West
El Cajon, CA 92019 United States
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