Giving Tuesday

On November 29th make an impact with a donation x2!

Black Friday Extended

Gift Membership Sale Extended

Very Merry Garden with Ms. Smarty-Plants™

December 9

The Water Conservation Garden’s beloved Ms. Smarty-Plants™ is welcoming you and your friends to encounter the magic of the Holidays

Garden Yoga

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

To educate and inspire through excellent exhibits and programs that promote water conservation and the sustainable use of related 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!

Black Friday 2022 - 10%

December 15, 2021

BLACK FRIDAY 2022 Gift Sale - MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT EXTENDED 12/1 -12/16 Don’t wait to buy the perfect holiday gift! A Garden Membership is the gift that lasts all year long! Limited-Time Membership Discount Code: BF10 (10%)


#GivingTuesday 2022

November 29, 2022

Earth is Home - We must all do our part to protect it MATCHED DONATION November 29th We hope you will join us on this global day of giving and support The Water Conservation Garden. This year you can help serve nearly 4,000 children and their families through the Ms. Smarty-Plants™ program. Thanks to generous support from The Rice Family Foundation all donations will be MATCHED up to $25,000 until #GivingTuesday on November 29th! This means your gift makes 2x the impact. Your generosity could be the spark for a child who hopes to be an Earth Hero with double the power!


Very Merry Garden - Festive Cooking and Holiday Spirits

December 02, 2022

December 2 5:30pm-8:00pm Add a touch of nature to your holiday gatherings. Learn to make a farm to table dish you can whip up at home with Chef Nicolai and enjoy a garden to glass refreshment and mixing demonstration by Edgehill Herb Farm. Walk away with recipe cards for all the 'yums' and make your own living ornament. All this and more within a magical garden dressed for the season. $25 Members / $33 General *Event is for adults, 21 and up.


Very Merry Garden with Ms. Smarty-Plants™

December 09, 2022

December 9 5:30pm-7:30pm See your favorite garden twinkle and shine over the holiday season. This magical evening is hosted by Ms. Smarty-Plants™ filled with specials around The Garden. $5 Kids 12 & under / $11 Adults


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!!”


Yelp Review



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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