Fall is Fabulous in The Garden!

Fall is the time for planting in San Diego and The Garden has classes and events that will inspire you!  From learning how to use rainwater and greywater, a sips and succulents garden tour and our annual Autumn Fest & Plant Sale, there is something for everyone.

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.

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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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Upcoming events

Sep 26, 2018
6:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Sips & Succulents Tour

An evening tour filled with wine and favorite tips for succulent success. Bring your own glass for drink, and maybe.

Sep 29, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Using Rainwater & Greywater

Brook Sarson of CatchingH2O/H2OME helps you maximize water conservation in your garden using simple, integrated rainwater and greywater techniques. Class.

Sep 29, 2018
12:15 PM - 1:30 PM

Water System Consultation

We are excited to offer these Water System Consultations as a supportive ‘next step’ for using rainwater and greywater! Sign.

Sep 30, 2018
12:00 PM - 4:00 PM

FREE, Garden Docent Training

Volunteer to help our plants and programs grow! There are many ways to be involved and meet wonderful people. To.

Oct 06, 2018
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.

Oct 13, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Specialty Tour: Colors of The Garden

Docent Rosalie Dosik, professional artist, teacher and avid gardener, leads you on a Garden tour that highlights color theory examples..

Oct 15, 2018
8:30 AM - 9:30 AM

Garden Yoga

Mat poses, chair exercises, meditation, and smiles in every class with Jackie Gadd, Accessible Yoga Ambassador. Bring your mat. For.

Oct 20, 2018
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Water Planting-FREE!

Regenerate your landscape by ‘planting water’ and growing healthy soil! Eric Saline of CommuniTree Gardens shares techniques and strategies that.

Oct 31, 2018
3:00 PM - 5:00 PM

Ms. Smarty-Plants Goes Batty at Grossmont Center

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Nov 03, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Autumn Fest and Plant Sale

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] Saturday, November 3 10am-3pm *Special Members-Only Preview, 9-10am Join us for The Garden's Annual Autumn Fest & Plant Sale featuring: Live.

Plants in the Garden

Explore a sampling of the plants you’ll see at The Garden.

Our partners

The Garden is thankful for ongoing support from the members of our Joint Powers Authority.

City of San Diego

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