Calendar of events
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
May 06, 2023
Saturday, May 6, 9am-3pmExclusive Experience ticket pricing and availability at www.SpringGardenFestival.org
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.
Free Event Entry
May 06, 2023
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)
May 06, 2023
May 06, 2023
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
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
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
June 10, 2023
June 13, 2023
Tuesday, June 13 - Zoom 10-11am Basics are essential for water efficiency—learning how long to water your landscape and how often, is critical. Instructor Richard Restuccia, VP of Water Management Solutions at Jain Irrigation, covers the basics (attendance at both sessions encouraged). Sponsored by County of San Diego.
June 17, 2023
June 17 10am-11:30am Basics are essential for water efficiency—learning how long to water your landscape and how often, is critical. Instructor Richard Restuccia, VP of Water Management Solutions at Jain Irrigation, covers the basics (attendance at both sessions encouraged). Sponsored by County of San Diego.
July 08, 2023
July 29, 2023
Saturday, July 29 9:30-11am Hot temperatures have many San Diegans thinking about the need for water conservation. With 58% of California's water consumption going to landscapes, permaculture and low-water use methods are more important than ever. So let's learn how to have MORE BEAUTY while using LESS WATER! Join Landscape Architect, Eric Saline, owner of Wild Made Design as he shares tips that will help beautify neighborhoods and save water. At The Water Conservation Garden (Yes, our Education Center has air conditioning!) Sponsored by the County of San Diego FREE to attend. Please Register.
August 12, 2023
September 08, 2023
Friday, September 8 at 10am-12pm Registration: KPBS Kids - Eventbrite Location: The Water Conservation Garden FREE - Registration Required Ms. Smarty-Plants™ welcomes her friend Luna to The Water Conservation Garden. Join KPBS Kids and The Water Conservation Garden for a meet-and-greet with Luna from Let’s Go Luna!
September 09, 2023
September 16, 2023
September 20, 2023
3rd Wednesdays, 9:30am September 20 - Registration CLOSED Catch a heartwarming storytime and nature craft with the magical Ms. Smarty-Plants™. COST: $ Members free | $ Non-Members (all free entry with registration) Registration will close Monday morning before Storytime. For questions, email [email protected].
September 29, 2023 (09:05 a.m.)
Fridays @ 9:05am with Lisa Griffiths Instructor Lisa Griffiths guides you through a combination of 30-minute bodyweight fitness section (strength bands provided) and a 30-minute gentle/yin yoga stretch section (bring a yoga mat). Supporting you to feel good, get an effective workout, and be outside into nature! Beginners are most welcome.
September 29, 2023 (10:00 a.m.)
Fridays @ 10-10:40am with Michael Birmingham
September 30, 2023
October 01, 2023
KIDS GO FREE AT THE WATER CONSERVATION GARDEN October 1-31
In partnership with the San Diego Museum Council, Kids 17 and under get FREE admission with one full-price paid adult admission at The Water Conservation Garden. Children must be accompanied by an adult during the visit. The coupon cannot be used for specially-ticketed events, special exhibitions/exhibits, field trips or group visits. Kids Free San Diego offers vary by participating partners.
October 01, 2023 (09:30 a.m.)
Sundays 9:30-10:30am with Michael Birmingham