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Pouring leftovers into composting pile
VIEW EVENT
Sep 28, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Backyard Composting Workshop

Using interactive demonstrations, Solana Center teaches all you need to know to get started with a compost bin that fits.

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Sep 29, 2019
11:00 AM - 12:30 PM

(CANCELLED) Flavors of The Garden

Sweet and savory bites featuring drought-tolerant plant delights! This experience is part tour, part tasting, and wholly enjoyable! Learn about featured plants and sample their flavors in unique, easy to make recipes.

Photo by: Amy Gray Photography
VIEW EVENT
Oct 05, 2019
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Firescaping with Natives

Expert landscape designer and author, Greg Rubin returns to share his talk on the essentials of fire-wise landscaping using native plants.

VIEW EVENT
Oct 05, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free, Docent-led Garden Tour

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

VIEW EVENT
Oct 05, 2019
12:15 PM - 2:00 PM

Landscape Design Consultation!

Landscape Design Consultations with professional landscape designer Greg Rubin of California's Own Native Landscape Design, Inc. Only two consultations are offered on this day.

VIEW EVENT
Oct 12, 2019
9:00 AM - 12:45 PM

Landscape Design Consulation!

Landscape Design Consultations with professional landscape designer Carolyn Kalb. Only four consultations are offered on this day.

VIEW EVENT
Oct 12, 2019
5:30 PM - 8:00 PM

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Goes Batty!

Join us in your best Halloween costume at The Water Conservation Garden to enjoy a family event with a Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Show, Trick or Treat Trails, and Creepy Critter Encounters.

VIEW EVENT
Nov 02, 2019
10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Free, Docent-led Garden Tour

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

VIEW EVENT
Nov 09, 2019
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Fall Plant Sale

Join us for our annual Fall Plant Sale on November 9!

VIEW EVENT
Nov 09, 2019
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Landscape Design Consulation!

One-on-One Landscape Design Consultations with professional landscape designers at the Fall Plant Sale. Only 12 consultations are offered on this day at the discounted special event rate..

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

Free, Docent-led Garden Tour

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

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

Free, Docent-led Garden Tour

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

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

Summer is Sizzling
in The Garden!

Summer is heating up in The Garden! The days are longer and a shady spot in The Garden is the place to be. Hoot & Holla, our resident Barn Owls, departed until next spring, but Holla left a video “Owl-bum” on their page. Of course our very own California Desert Tortoises are out and about in their Garden exhibit across from The Gift Shoppe. Also there are brand new events happening this summer, like Nature Nights with Ms. Smarty-Plants™! But that’s just the beginning. Check the calendar to see what else is happening this summer and drop by for a visit!

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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.

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.

This website was made possible in part by a grant from the Hans and Margaret Doe Charitable Trust.