Garden Hours

The Garden and Gift Shop are open daily, 9 am to 4 pm (except certain holidays listed below).

The Garden is closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (and the Monday after if it falls on a weekend day).

Group Tours of The Garden
By appointment only, please contact 619-660-0614 x16.

ADA Shuttle Tours of The Garden
Available for those needing assistance with navigating the garden’s paths: shuttle seats five passengers. Reservations required. Please contact 619-660-0614, ext.16.

The Dorcas E. Utter Memorial Butterfly Pavilion is open year-round, with butterflies in the pavilion beginning in mid-to late April for approximately 6 weeks..   Please check back in early April for more information on butterflies and the special events happening in the spring.

Address, Directions & Map

The Water Conservation Garden
12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West
El Cajon, CA 92019

(619) 660-0614, ext. 10
info@TheGarden.org

 

Directions To Water Conservation Garden:

From San Diego via SR-94 East:

1. Continue straight to go onto Jamacha Road/SR-54.

2. Turn left at the light at Cuyamaca College Drive West (look for US Bank on the left).

3. Turn right at the second driveway on the right into The Garden’s front entrance.

From San Diego via Interstate 8:

Take SR-125 South to the SR-94 East/Spring Street off ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left at the traffic signal, get in the right lane and merge onto SR-94 East. Follow #s 2 and 3 above.

From SR-67 South:

Take Interstate 8 West to SR-125 South to the SR-94 East/Spring Street off ramp.  At the bottom of the ramp, turn left at the traffic signal, get in the right lane and merge onto SR-94 East. Follow #s 2 and 3 above.

From SR-52 East:

Take SR-125 South to the SR-94 East/Spring Street off ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left at the traffic signal, get in the right lane and merge onto SR-94 East. Follow #s 2 and 3 above.