Saturday, October 15, 2022, 5:30pm – 8:00pm
Show begins at 5:45pm

Garden Yoga

Find stillness and relaxation as you stretch and get a great workout!

Residential Fire Safety

Monday, September 26, 10:30-11:30am

Learning to live with wildfire includes taking steps to reduce the risk to homes.

To educate and inspire through excellent exhibits and programs that promote water conservation and the sustainable use of related natural resources.

About us


The Water Conservation Garden has nearly six acres of displays that showcase water conservation through a series of beautiful themed gardens, such as a native plant garden and a vegetable garden, as well as how-to displays such as mulch and irrigation exhibits. The Garden also features a native butterfly pavilion that is open spring and summer each year.

The Garden can be a learning laboratory for the dedicated gardener, a delightful place for an afternoon stroll, or a place to gather lots of information about water-wise, or California-Friendly® gardening.

Calendar of Happenings

Attend one of our fantastic upcoming Garden Happenings! We look forward to seeing you at The Garden!

Last Sundays - The Art of Nature - Postcards from The Garden with Marjorie Pezzoli

September 25, 2022

11am – 12:30pm, Sep 25 Uplift your sketches with color and drawing techniques by Resident Art Instructor, Marjorie Pezzoli. Beginner levels and doodlers welcome!
Members $10 / Non-members $15


Residential Fire Safety 2022

September 26, 2022

Monday, September 26 10:30-11:30am Learning to live with wildfire includes taking steps to reduce the risk to homes. Thomas Shoots, Fire Captain-Public Information Officer for CAL FIRE / San Diego County Fire discusses key elements of defensible space and how informed community members can help reduce the risk. The Garden is offering this program free to ensure East County residents are given the education, resources, and tools they need to be better prepared for wildfire. FREE to attend.


Last Thursdays Monthly - Wags N Wine 2022

September 29, 2022

Last Thursdays Monthly 4-6pm Sep 29th Tickets: $8 member; $12 non-member


Volunteer Training Fall 2022

October 03, 2022

Mondays, October 3rd and 10th – 2-Day Training 8:30am - 12:30pm The Water Conservation Garden’s Volunteer Program is designed to gather like-minded people of all ages, offering many different opportunities to express their love of gardening. Whether it is digging in the dirt, working an event, leading a tour, meeting and greeting Garden guests or a myriad of other opportunities, we have a place for you here at The Garden! REQUIRED: A Volunteer Application must be submitted before registering for the Volunteer Training.


Become an Earth Hero with Ms. Smarty-Plants!

Are you an Earth Hero? Do you recycle? Do you care for the animals of the planet?

Do you pick up trash that you see on the ground and dispose of it? If you do any of these things than you are one of my Earth Heroes! We can each make a difference with our own 2 hands! Learn how you can make a positive impact on the environment and help save Mother Earth!

Your donation supports conservation education.

Thank you for your generosity.

A few words from Garden Members

“I enjoyed my visit so much that I became a member. Now I have access to over 300 reciprocal gardens nationwide. This includes the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park and the Encinitas Botanical Garden as well.”


Yelp Review

“What a great way to spend an hour or two with the kids! The garden is not only beautiful & peaceful but educational as well. The staff was friendly & took the time to answer our questions about the many types of drought resistant plants they have on site. Highly recommended!!”


Yelp Review



We recently completed a Mini Facelift on the Small Classroom, Gift Shop, Admin Office and exterior of building!. Painting and flooring have been installed along with the beautiful new Sam Ciccati signage!

We have had a wonderful Fall and eagerly look forwrd to
a lovely San Diego Winter!

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Bring friends and family and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature at The Water Conservation Garden.

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