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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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Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Youth Education

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.

Upcoming events

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VIEW EVENT
Apr 21, 2018
9:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Members-Only Butterfly Pavilion Preview

Garden members are invited to enjoy a special preview of the newly-renovated butterfly pavilion with the first butterflies of the.

VIEW EVENT
Apr 28, 2018
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival

Please click HERE to visit the Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival event page.

VIEW EVENT
May 05, 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.

VIEW EVENT
May 05, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Irrigation 101

Landscape Designer, Jan Tubiolo, discusses how to manage the water you give your plants, through the proper setup and maintenance.

VIEW EVENT
May 12, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

FREE Backyard Composting Workshop

Get started with the basics of backyard composting and composting with worms. Our expert educators will teach you all you.

VIEW EVENT
May 12, 2018
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM

Exercise & Dance - NewVo Fitness

Perfect for Mother’s Day Weekend! Bring mom, sister, or a good friend, to this fun class for all fitness and.

VIEW EVENT
May 18, 2018
9:00 AM - 10:00 AM

Butterfly Release

Experience butterflies up close! Release a butterfly and guide it to nectar on flowering pavilion plants. Learn about local butterfly.

VIEW EVENT
May 19, 2018
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM

Water Agency Customer Appreciation Day

[vc_row][vc_column width="2/3"][vc_column_text] The Garden is pleased to once again host a special "appreciation day" for ratepayers of the City of.

VIEW EVENT
May 19, 2018
10:00 AM - 12:00 PM

The Buzz About Native Bees

Help native bees by giving them a home in your garden; Air bee-n-bee! Candace Vanderhoff, Founder of SoloBee, shares the.

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May 22, 2018
4:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Friends of The Water Conservation Garden Board Meeting

The Board of Directors of The Friends of The Water Conservation Garden will be meeting in the classroom at The.

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.

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