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do you love nature?

Learn how to take the best care of your plants
with our many workshops and seminars.

Garden Yoga

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

Free Day friday!

We hit our fundraising goal!
Enjoy a free day at The Garden
the 2nd Friday of every month!

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Give your friends and family access to 33 gardens
in California and over 300 more gardens in the USA
when you gift them a Garden membership!

Garden workshops

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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 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!

Water Planting

March 3, 2021

Wednesday, March 3 @ 3:30-4:30pm PST Regenerate your landscape by ‘planting water’ and growing healthy soil! Eric & Lauren Saline of Wild Made Design shares techniques and strategies that can be used on any scale to modify land contour, plant sustainably, and harvest water. Presented by The Water Conservation, class made possible by The San Diego County Watershed Protection Program.

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March Tour - 1st Saturday Free Tour

March 06, 2021

1st Saturdays @ 9am  FREE with Garden admission ticket!  Tour led by one of our most experienced Docents. Hear some of the history of The Garden & back stories behind exhibits; learn about watering & care needs for many of our different types of plants; discover which plants attract what pollinators; compare landscape design ideas for a variety of looks & feels in home gardens, and much, much more.

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Lisa Griffiths - Garden Yoga

March 09, 2021

Tuesdays @ 10am Garden Yoga is a joyful practice and exploration of movement in an alignment informed class appropriate for all levels. Celebrate nature and wellness weekly at The Water Conservation Garden.

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Pam Badger - Garden Yoga

March 10, 2021

Wednesdays @ 10am Garden Yoga is a joyful practice and exploration of movement in an alignment informed class appropriate for all levels. Celebrate nature and wellness weekly at The Water Conservation Garden.

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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!!”


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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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