• April 24, 2020
    Ms. Smarty-Plants Celebrates Earth Day

    April 22nd was the 50th anniversary of Earth Day (Ms. Smarty-Plants’ favorite holiday) and she celebrated in her favorite place–The Garden on CBS8 Morning Extra!

  • April 21, 2020
    Celebrate Earth Month!

    Water is essential for all life on earth. We need it to grow food, keep clean, provide power, control fire and stay alive. This Earth Day, The Water Conservation Garden has set a goal to raise $50,000 between today and #GivingTuesdayNow on May 5th to bring our award-winning Ms. Smarty-Plants™ education program online.

  • April 10, 2020
    Online Programs!

    Discover new online activities for you and your whole family. Join us Online and by Phone for workshops and consultations. Visit our online calendar to see updated programs that have moved online.

  • April 1, 2020
    SD Regional Water Safe

    The Water Authority and its 24 member agencies have increased regional coordination and communication to ensure the corona virus pandemic does not impact safe and secure water service for San Diego County.

  • March 31, 2020
    The Garden’s COVID-19 Update

    With the recent federal announcement and guidelines to stay home through April 30th The Water Conservation Garden will remained closed until further notice. As the national health crisis evolves, we will continue to assess the situation and announce a safe date for our community to return to The Water Conservation Garden, a place we have all grown to love and cherish.

  • March 17, 2020

    We join all communities in wishing everyone remains safe during this uncertain time. I wanted to reach out and update you on how we’re approaching the global coronavirus pandemic. 

    In order to safeguard our community members, volunteers, docents and staff, The Water Conservation Garden has closed and will be canceling all in-person meetings, workshops and events through March 31st with potential closures beyond that point.

  • March 17, 2020
    CNPS Garden Tour Postponed

    The California Native Plant Society-San Diego Chapter has changed the date. April 2021 CNPS will present their 8th annual Garden Tour, “The Artful California Native Gardens of East San Diego County.”

  • December 31, 2019
    Student Artists Featured in 2020 ‘Water Is Life’ Calendar

    Five talented San Diego County student artists from four elementary schools were among 36 Southern California students whose artwork will appear in the 2020 “Water Is Life” calendar.

    The five artists represent regional water agencies including Helix Water District, Otay Water District, Padre Dam MWD, and Sweetwater Authority.

  • August 20, 2019
    Awarded $25K Grant

    The Water Conservation Garden’s Ms. Smarty-PlantsTM program received a $25,000 Environmental Champion Grant in June from SDG&E.

  • July 1, 2019
    ACWA’s New Video

    Small Changes, Big Impact. The Association of California Water Agencies released a new video featuring The Garden. Watch the video!