Wellness at The Garden

2023 is my year. I'm in!

Lil’ Sprouts Storytime with Ms. Smarty-Plants™

Catch a heartwarming storytime and nature craft. 

That's Swale at The Garden

Learn to slow, spread, and sink water through earthwork applications.

New Member Breakfast

Wednesday, February 8 @ 8:30 - 10:30am


Friday, Feb 24 - Saturday, Feb 25 @ 9am - 3pm

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!

That's Swale at The Garden

February 4, 2023

Saturday, February 4 10-11:30am Onsite at The Garden Lookin' Swale! Series 2023 See how earthwork applications like swales and basins can slow, spread, and sink water into your landscape with Diane Kennedy of Finch Frolic Garden Permaculture. Sponsored by the County of San Diego. FREE, includes Garden entry. *In case of rain – Workshop will be postponed to Saturday, Feb. 25. Please check TheGarden.org for rain cancellation updates prior to arriving.


Hathayasa Yoga - Hathayasa Yoga 2023

February 05, 2023

Sundays 9:30-10:30am with Michael Birmingham 

Hathayasa Yoga is an alignment-centric, flowing paced practice that blends hatha and vinyasa methods. This practice is based on posture and breathing and builds strength, balance, and a union of mind, body, and spirit. All levels are welcome.


Gentle Flow Yoga - Gentle Flow Yoga 2023

February 07, 2023

Tuesdays @ 10-11am with Instructor Lisa Griffiths @movewithme_lisag 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.


New Member Breakfast at The Garden February 2023

February 08, 2023

Wednesday, February 8 @ 8:30 - 10:30am The in-person New Member Breakfast is for members who have recently joined The Water Conservation Garden. Learn about your membership benefits, such as reciprocal entry to more than 300 botanic gardens nationwide and discounts with our partner nurseries. You’ll also get insight into upcoming workshops and fun new activities and offerings for members.    


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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