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VIEW EVENT
Nov 17, 2019
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Nature Therapy (Cancelled)

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text](Cancelled). Watch for registration to open in Decmber for two offerings in January: Sundays from 1:00-2:30pm January 12th & 19th..

VIEW EVENT
Dec 07, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Garden Tour (FREE every First Saturday)

Walk the garden trails with a Docent Tour Guide and see beautiful water-saving landscapes. Tours begin promptly Saturday mornings at.

VIEW EVENT
Dec 07, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Texture Techniques in Silk

Artist and instructor Marjorie Pezzoli of Pezzoli Art, shows you how to capture colors in silk. All supplies included for your 'make & take' hand painted creation. No drawing experience needed. Artists of every age welcome; reduced price for youth 6+.

VIEW EVENT
Dec 07, 2019
12:00 PM - 1:30 PM

Sign Language & Succulents (NEW)

A fully ‘hands-on’ class! Learn basic American Sign Language with Director of Programs, Pam Meisner, and practice words to Sign when planting a holiday succulent to take home!

VIEW EVENT
Dec 09, 2019
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

GARDEN YOGA / stretch & connect

Unwind, unplug and connect with nature with Jackie Gadd, Accessible Yoga Ambassador, and owner of BYOM. We’ll serve tea to invigorate.

VIEW EVENT
Dec 14, 2019
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Landscape Design Consultation

Landscape Design Consultations with professional landscape designer David Clarke of David Clarke Designs. Only two consultations are offered on this day.

VIEW EVENT
Dec 14, 2019
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Landscape Design Consultation

Landscape Design Consultations with professional landscape designer David Clarke of David Clarke Designs. Only two consultations are offered on this day.

VIEW EVENT
Jan 04, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Garden Tour (FREE every First Saturday)

Walk the garden trails with a Docent Tour Guide and see beautiful water-saving landscapes. Tours begin promptly Saturday mornings at.

VIEW EVENT
Jan 11, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Landscape Design Consultation

Landscape Design Consultations with professional landscape designer David Clarke of David Clarke Designs. Only two consultations are offered on this day.

VIEW EVENT
Feb 01, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Garden Tour (FREE every First Saturday)

Walk the garden trails with a Docent Tour Guide and see beautiful water-saving landscapes. Tours begin promptly Saturday mornings at.

VIEW EVENT
Feb 08, 2020
12:30 PM - 2:15 PM

Landscape Design Consultation

Landscape Design Consultations with professional landscape designer David Clarke of David Clarke Designs. Only two consultations are offered on this day.

VIEW EVENT
Mar 07, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Garden Tour (FREE every First Saturday)

Walk the garden trails with a Docent Tour Guide and see beautiful water-saving landscapes. Tours begin promptly Saturday mornings at.

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Jon Foreman, of the Band 'Switchfoot', Tours The Garden

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water-wise landscaping in San Diego County.

Your tax-deductible gift supports the care of The Garden’s nearly 6 acres of land, enables the creation of new and innovative exhibits and programming, and helps present community-driven special events.

Jon Foreman, of Switchfoot, Talks WaterSmart

Fall is Fantastic
in The Garden!

Days are cooler in the morning; perfect for a Garden stroll. In the heat of the day, our shade trees and rest spots will cool and relax you. But if you’re looking for more than strolling and relaxing, The Garden is the place to be. October brings the return of Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Goes Batty! Then in November everything for planting season is at the Fall Plant Sale; and we’re celebrating The Garden’s 20th Anniversary this year. Join us for an evening of celebration at our Benefit Concert. But wait, there’s even more to do this fall. Several of your favorite workshops are scheduled and some brand new ones to try. So, find what you’re looking for on The Garden’s calendar then drop in this fall.

GARDEN CALENDAR

Education Program

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ award-winning programs inspire young people through interactive and engaging hands on learning in water conservation and stewardship of the earth. Fieldtrips, Assemblies and Special Programs meet E-STEM, California State and Next Generation Science Standards. With her special mixture of music, magic and fun, Ms. Smarty-Plants™ ignites the EARTH HERO in each of us.

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Garden News

Keep up on the latest, find out what’s happening, and get helpful info from water agencies.

Climate change making stronger El Ninos

ABC NEWS By: Seth Borenstein, SP Science Writer Climate change is making stronger El Ninos, which change weather worldwide and.

MCAS Miramar Receives Water Efficiency Award

Water News Network - Oct. 3, 2019 The San Diego County Water Authority presented its 2019 Water Innovation & Efficiency.

SD Public Utilities Dept Honored for Sustainability

The City of San Diego Public Utilities Department has been recognized as a “Utility of the Future Today” for its.

Metropolitan Water District to Study Rainfall and Stormwater Runoff

The Metropolitan Water District (MWD) of Southern California has launched a new pilot program to provide vital data on the.

Will Climate Change Mean Less Farming in the West?

Civil Eats Colorado and California are rethinking water management for a hotter, drier future, while balancing urban water needs with.

Spring Garden Festival at The Garden

Awarded $25K Grant

The Water Conservation Garden’s Ms. Smarty-PlantsTM program received a $25,000 Environmental Champion Grant in June from SDG&E. The award comes.

Creative WaterSmart Landscaping

Creative WaterSmart Landscaping Wins Sweetwater Authority's 2019 Landscape Contest. Water News Network - Aug 5 - Bonita residents Efren and Ily Niervas.

Sea Levels Rise

Flooding Spikes Along U.S. Coasts: NOAA Report. High tides are flooding basements, streets and septic systems up and down U.S..

California's Rainfall

How Did California's Rainfall Season Measure Up? Good, But Not Great. Sunday is the end of the 2018-19 rainfall season.

Water Authority Savings Program

The San Diego County Water Authority is expanding a long-running partnership with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to increase.

ACWA's New Video

Small Changes, Big Impact. The Association of California Water Agencies released a new video featuring The Garden. Watch the video!

Students Take Honors

Students Take Honors in OMWD’s 2019 Water Awareness Poster Contest Olivenhain Municipal Water District’s Board of Directors recognized the winners.

The Garden Awarded!

The Garden Receives Small Business Award for Making a Difference! On Thursday, May 23, 2019 The San Diego Regional Chamber.

Hold Onto Your Hillsides and Slopes

Many San Diego County residents live near canyons, which are valuable natural resources. Native canyon hillsides should be not be.

Solar Oven Discount!

Enjoy 10% off either a Deluxe or Mini solar oven from SunFlair and 10% will be donated to The Garden! Solar Oven.

Ms. Smarty-Plants Education

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ education programs  teach residents of all ages about the importance of water conservation and stewardship of the earth. .

Plants in the Garden

Explore a sampling of the plants you’ll see at The Garden.

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