Calendar of events



Petting Zoo

May 6, 2023

Saturday, May 6 9am-3pm (All Day) Take part in the petting zoo and make magical memories with family while connecting children with animals and the Earth at The Water Conservation Garden's Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival. Purchase your petting zoo tickets on the day of the Festival. COST: $5 Child / $7 Adult / 2 year-old and under FREE

Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival 2023

May 06, 2023

Saturday, May 6, 9am-3pm

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The Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival is BACK as you know it with fun and new exciting happenings, too! This year’s event is FREE to attend, but will host unique ticketed experiences throughout the day for guests to purchase.

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Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival 2023 - Native Landscaping Principles

May 06, 2023

(photo by Saxon Holt Photography) Saturday, May 6 10-11am + 30 min Q&A Imagine your landscape is a beautiful habitat that increases your well-being and supports local birds and butterflies. Gardening with locally-native plants has many benefits like water conservation, healthier soil, and restoring habitat. The Water Conservation Garden shares the importance of planting with natives simplified for home gardeners with instructor Clayton Tschudy, Director of San Diego Canyonlands and Landscape Designer during the Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival. Highly encouraged for anyone looking to beautify a landscape. Sponsored by The County of San Diego. *FREE native plant for all residents of unincorporated San Diego County who register to attend (details below) *QUALIFY FOR A FREE Landscape Design Consultation for unincorporated residents (limited supply, Consultations to be scheduled at a later date, details below) Registration is CLOSED for this class. However, if you are a resident of unincorporated San Diego County and wish to attend, please email [email protected] by end of day Thursday, May 4 - include your full home address. FREE

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Pollinator Party

May 6, 2023

Saturday, May 6 10:15am Join Ms. Smarty-Plants™ for her Spring Fling POLLINATOR PARTY with all her friends including an animal encounter, talk, and a special surprise giveaway item for each child this year! Come dressed as your favorite pollinator.  Learn about bees, butterflies, and other pollinating friends. You won’t want to miss this interactive show guaranteed to get your wings buzzing! Enjoy a day of pollinator activities and a nice treat with Ms. Smarty-Plants™! PRE-REGISTRATION IS CLOSED. TICKETS FOR THE POLLINATOR PARTY WILL BE AVAILABLE FOR PURCHASE ON SATURDAY, MAY 6. The show starts promptly at 10:15am. Come early!  COST: $3 per person / $10 Family Pack (up to 4 people)

Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival 2023 - World Labyrinth Walk

May 06, 2023

Saturday, May 6 1pm to close “Walk as One at 1” to create a rolling wave of peaceful energy across the globe. In celebration of World Labyrinth Day. FREE

Spring Garden & Butterfly Festival 2023 - Garden Tour

May 06, 2023

Saturday, May 6 1:30-2:00pm Walk the trails with a Docent Tour Guide, see beautiful water saving landscapes, and learn what makes a garden flourish. FREE

Mind & Body Master Class - How Brain Health Is Affecting Our Emotions & Behaviors

May 13, 2023

Saturday, May 13 9:30-11am How unsuspecting troublemakers are getting into our brains and bodies, accumulating over time, and negatively impacting our emotions, physical wellbeing, and causing behavioral issues. Some of the topics we will touch on include – anxiety, depression, OCD, ADHD, and memory loss. Find out what is at the root of these issues, and what steps you can take to improve conditions. Wellness Members FREE / Garden Members $15 / General $20

Spring Escape 2023

May 20, 2023

Spring Escape Into Yoga, Art & Nature Saturday, May 20 8:30am-2pm Experience a daytime escape dedicated to yoga, art, sound, and nature. Yoga instructors Jackie Gadd, and Lisa Griffiths, along with Sound Therapist, Jon Freeman, guide a series of practices to cultivate compassion, honor conservation, and celebrate culture. Your presence builds our wellness community and supports The Water Conservation Garden. $60 Wellness Members / $74 Garden Members / $82 General

Backyard Composting 2023

June 03, 2023

Saturday, June 3 at 10am-12pm Registration: Solana Center Location: The Water Conservation Garden Learn the basics of backyard composting. Using trial-tested advice and interactive demonstrations, expert educators from Solana Center will teach you all you need to know to get started with a bin that fits your needs, and lifestyle. Learn more about composting and how it can benefit your garden, home, and community. FREE  


Mind & Body Master Class - Yoga of Sound

June 10, 2023

Saturday, June 10 9:30-11am
In this workshop we will introduce the background of mantra music, storytelling, and the connection of these practices to the Yoga we practice on the mat. We will explore the benefits of Sound and chanting and do a gentle practice to the flow of the most ancient chant. Participants will be invited to experience sound meditation, listen to some mantra music, and learn a chant.
Wellness Members FREE / Garden Members $15 / General $20

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