Mothers Day Special

Show the special woman in your life you’re thinking of her by gifting

a Water Conservation Garden membership in her name.

Use coupon code EARTH21 to receive 15% off membership!

The Scholarship Fund

To grow from these unprecedented challenges, we must address

the disparities in education and take active steps to reduce learning loss.

Earth Day Special

LIMITED TIME: Receive 15% off your membership!
Use Coupon Code EARTH21 at checkout!

Garden workshops

Attend a virtual workshop!

Virtual Field Trips

The Water Conservation Garden’s virtual-real time programming offers everything
teachers love about our garden field trip/assembly, only virtual! 

Garden Yoga

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

The mission of The Water Conservation Garden is to inspire positive change in the living environment through the conservation of water and other natural resources.

About us

THE GARDEN

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!

Flower Sessions

April 24, 2021

Saturday, April 24 at 10-11am FOR KIDS and families! Salk Scientist, Charlotte Miller, celebrates Earth Month with a story time tribute to local gardening legend, Kate Sessions. Enjoy a flower pressing demonstration, receive homemade DIY flower pressing kit materials, and a flower-saving keychain! Plus take part in a cool experiment with cyanotype material, flower specimen and sunshine. Instructed by: Charlotte Miller Article on Charlotte

Butterfly Experience - Butterfly Experience

May 08, 2021

SATURDAYS in May & June 10am-12pm Join us in our beautiful outdoor Butterfly Pavilion and native Habitat Garden to release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers. Please note: Special Butterfly Encounters with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ are May 1st & June 5th at 11am The whole family can release a butterfly with our Family Butterfly Bundle to continue your nature experience with free garden entry for a full year and a native milkweed plant to feed monarch caterpillars from your home!  

Register

Butterfly Experience - Butterfly Experience

May 08, 2021

SATURDAYS in May & June 10am-12pm Join us in our beautiful outdoor Butterfly Pavilion and native Habitat Garden to release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers. Please note: Special Butterfly Encounters with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ are May 1st & June 5th at 11am The whole family can release a butterfly with our Family Butterfly Bundle to continue your nature experience with free garden entry for a full year and a native milkweed plant to feed monarch caterpillars from your home!  

Register

Butterfly Experience - Butterfly Experience

May 08, 2021

SATURDAYS in May & June 10am-12pm Join us in our beautiful outdoor Butterfly Pavilion and native Habitat Garden to release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers. Please note: Special Butterfly Encounters with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ are May 1st & June 5th at 11am The whole family can release a butterfly with our Family Butterfly Bundle to continue your nature experience with free garden entry for a full year and a native milkweed plant to feed monarch caterpillars from your home!  

Register

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.”

Nhu

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!!”

Ryan

Yelp Review

Garden

Gossip

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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Visit Us

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

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