Upcoming events

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

(FULL) 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

(FULL) 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 24, 2019
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Merry Christmas! The Garden is Closed for Christmas

The Garden is closed on Christmas Eve and Christmas so our staff can enjoy this holiday time with their loved ones. We will be open for our regular hours again at 9:00 am, Thursday, December 26th. See you in The Garden!

VIEW EVENT
Jan 01, 2020
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM

Happy New Year! The Garden will be closed January 1st

The Garden is closed on New Year's Day so our staff can celebrate the beginning of 2020 with their loved ones. We will be open again for our regular hours at 9am, Thursday, January 2nd. See you in The Garden!

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
Jan 12, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Nature Therapy

Relax and restore during a guided experience and discovery of nature's benefits found in our very own Garden. Based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or "Forest Bathing", adapted to The Garden. Learn about the basic science behind it, then immerse yourself in its health and wellness. Slow-paced, accessible for all.

VIEW EVENT
Jan 18, 2020
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Wish Upon a Star

Create a beautiful trio of sea-star sand castings with your special wish locked inside and enjoy mermaid treats with local artist Debb Solan of Fusionglass Co.

VIEW EVENT
Jan 19, 2020
1:00 PM - 2:30 PM

Nature Therapy

Relax and restore during a guided experience and discovery of nature's benefits found in our very own Garden. Based on the Japanese practice of Shinrin-Yoku, or "Forest Bathing", adapted to The Garden. Learn about the basic science behind it, then immerse yourself in its health and wellness. Slow-paced, accessible for all.

VIEW EVENT
Jan 25, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Kickstart Your Veggie Garden

Veggie garden planting season is just around the corner and Brijette Pena gets you growing! Receive expert advice, along with a seed pack of seasonal veggies, from her very own San Diego Seed Company.

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 01, 2020
10:00 AM - 11:30 PM

Water Planting (FREE)

Communitree Gardens shows the science behind swales and simple installation. Sponsored by The County of San Diego Watershed Protection Program.

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

Help The Garden continue to be THE resource for
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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Take a tour of The Garden with Ms. Smarty-Plants™!

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Garden News

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

Poway Man is Saving Money by Saving Rain

Joe Little - NBC 7 San Diego Bob Raibert loved the green grass growing in his Poway front yard when.

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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