Garden workshops

Attend a workshop!

Change a Life

Every Child Deserves the Chance

At a Good Environmental Education

Storytime with Ms. Smarty-Plants™

Join Ms. Smarty-Plants™ on the 3rd Wednesday of October

for a "Not So Spooky Storytime" followed by a festive craft.

Wags N Wine 2021

It’s Wine O’ Clock this autumn at The Garden! 

iPhone Photography Series

Four interactive classes emphasize how to use iPhone camera settings

along with the principles of photography.

Hillside Planting Ideas

Beautiful solutions for planting on a slope or hillside.

Fall Garden Festival 2021

Outdoor demonstrations and tours, consultations, Tree Giveaways,

Fall Plant Sale, a Proclamation, and a variety of fabulous vendors.

Field Trips

The Water Conservation Garden’s virtual-real time programming offers everything
teachers love about our garden field trip/assembly, only virtual! 

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!

iPhone Photography Series

October 14, 2021

Thursdays, October 14, 21, 28 at 3-3:45pm - Virtually on Zoom Thursday, November 4 time TBD - Outdoors at The Garden Four interactive classes emphasize how to use iPhone camera settings along with the principles of photography. See your photo quality elevate from ordinary snapshots to exquisite moments. Led by experienced photography instructor, Sally Long. Members $20* / Non-members $40* *cost covers entire series


New Member Breakfast at The Garden

October 20, 2021

Wednesday, October 20 @ 8:00 - 10:00am 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.    


Wednesday - Storytime with Ms. Smarty-Plants™

October 20, 2021

Storytime with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ 3rd Wednesdays, 9:30am Dr. Seuss said, “You can find magic wherever you look. Sit back and relax, all you need is a book!” He couldn’t be more right! Join Ms. Smarty-Plants™ on the 3rd Wednesday of every month for a featured holiday-themed story followed by a craft. Storytime is free with Garden Admission.


Hillside Planting Ideas

October 21, 2021

Thursday, October 21 at 10-11:30am PST on Zoom Connie Beck, the Holistic Gardener, presents beautiful solutions for planting on a slope or hillside found in the neighborhoods of San Diego County. Get inspired for those hard to plant spaces, and help protect our precious watersheds from runoff pollution. Sponsored by The County of San Diego. FREE


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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