Calendar of events

Last Sundays - The Art of Nature - Postcards from The Garden with Marjorie Pezzoli

September 25, 2022

LAST SUNDAYS
11am – 12:30pm, Sep 25 Uplift your sketches with color and drawing techniques by Resident Art Instructor, Marjorie Pezzoli. Beginner levels and doodlers welcome!
Members $10 / Non-members $15

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Residential Fire Safety 2022

September 26, 2022

Monday, September 26 10:30-11:30am Learning to live with wildfire includes taking steps to reduce the risk to homes. Thomas Shoots, Fire Captain-Public Information Officer for CAL FIRE / San Diego County Fire discusses key elements of defensible space and how informed community members can help reduce the risk. The Garden is offering this program free to ensure East County residents are given the education, resources, and tools they need to be better prepared for wildfire. FREE to attend.

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Last Thursdays Monthly - Wags N Wine 2022

September 29, 2022

Last Thursdays Monthly 4-6pm Sep 29th Tickets: $8 member; $12 non-member

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Volunteer Training Fall 2022

October 03, 2022

Mondays, October 3rd and 10th – 2-Day Training 8:30am - 12:30pm The Water Conservation Garden’s Volunteer Program is designed to gather like-minded people of all ages, offering many different opportunities to express their love of gardening. Whether it is digging in the dirt, working an event, leading a tour, meeting and greeting Garden guests or a myriad of other opportunities, we have a place for you here at The Garden! REQUIRED: A Volunteer Application must be submitted before registering for the Volunteer Training.

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iPhone Photography Series Fall 2022 - On Zoom

October 6, 2022

Thursdays, October 6, 13, & 20 at 3-4pm - Virtually on ZOOM
 
Photography principles paired with iPhone camera settings can elevate your photos from ordinary snapshots to exquisite moments! 3-part virual series, plus photography field day with Docent Instructor, Sally Long.
 
Members $20* / Non-members $28* *cost covers entire series

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Saturday - Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Goes Batty 2022

October 15, 2022

Saturday, October 15, 2022 5:30pm – 8:00pm Show begins at 5:45pm

Join us for a fun, family-friendly event, “Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Goes Batty”! A fun interactive show about how important our most creepy crawly animals are and a Trick-or-Treating through our Garden Ghostly Friendly Trails. Join the Batty fun, wear a costume, and bring a trick or treat bucket if you dare!

$8 Members / $10 Non-members/ $12 at the door / 2 and under free

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New Member Breakfast at The Garden October 2022

October 19, 2022

Wednesday, October 19 @ 8:30 - 10:30am 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.    

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Wednesdays - Lil’ Sprouts Storytime with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ 2022

October 19, 2022

Lil’ Sprouts Storytime with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ 2022 3rd Wednesdays, 9:30am Catch a heartwarming storytime and nature craft with the magical Ms. Smarty-Plants™. COST: $ Members free | $ Non-Members (free entry with registration) Registration will close the Friday before Storytime. For questions, email smartyplants@thegarden.org.

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Photo Contest All Day - Photo Contest

November 5, 2022

Now through Tuesday, November 2, 2022 Photo Exhibition: Saturday, November 5th (All Day) The Garden's first ever Photo Contest is open to all amateur photographers. No entry fees, and cash prizes will be awards. Photos exhibited at the Fall Garden Festival. Reservations are required. Email Sally Long by Nov 1st. Unregistered photos will NOT be accepted. Event entrance ticket to the Fall Garden Festival can be purchased on the day of the event (Nov 5) 

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9:15am - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Hathayasa Chi Yoga

November 5, 2022

Saturday, November 5th at 9:15am Flowing yoga practice inspired by tai chi. Honoring the outside world with mindful movement. Expressing through the breath our body and spirit connection. Cost: Yoga is included with purchase of festival ticket.

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Consultation at 9:15am - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Landscape Design Consultation

November 05, 2022

Garden Members $70 / Non-members $85 Receive helpful advice from professional landscape designers and architects. Great for residents looking to make changes to their landscape, incorporate water-wise plants and materials, qualify for a rebate, or obtain guidance for installing a new water efficient landscape. It is required that you review the Landscape Design Consultation FAQs before registering. The Consultation is 45 minutes and currently takes place at The Water Conservation Garden.

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Consultation at 9:30am - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Landscape Design Consultation

November 05, 2022

Garden Members $70 / Non-members $85 Receive helpful advice from professional landscape designers and architects. Great for residents looking to make changes to their landscape, incorporate water-wise plants and materials, qualify for a rebate, or obtain guidance for installing a new water efficient landscape. It is required that you review the Landscape Design Consultation FAQs before registering. The Consultation is 45 minutes and currently takes place at The Water Conservation Garden.

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Fall Garden Festival 2022

November 5, 2022

Saturday, November 5th at 10:00am-2:00pm Garden Member Preview 9:00-10:00am Celebrate all that fall has to offer! Garden trails bustling with exclusive plant sales, wonderful landscape workshops, local merchants, and a gorgeous collection of photographs at our first ever Photo Contest. Ms. Smarty-Plants™ will share a special song and sign language for families, while landscape professionals lead tours and consultations for gardening enthusiasts. Come out and enjoy food, flora, and the fresh air of fall.  FALL GARDEN FESTIVAL TICKETS WILL ONLY BE SOLD AT THE EVENT ENTRANCE Members $6 / Non-Members $11 / Kids 2 and Under Free

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10:15am - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Harvesting Water in Healthy Soil

November 5, 2022

10:15am & 1pm (30 min) Join Wild Made Design and learn about the waves of possibilities for catching water in your landscape, including techniques and strategies that can be used on any scale to modify land contour, plant sustainably, and harvest water. Sponsored by Metropolitan Water District Cost: Pre-register for this event and receive free festival event entry.

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Consultation at 10:30am - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Landscape Design Consultation

November 05, 2022

Garden Members $70 / Non-members $85 Receive helpful advice from professional landscape designers and architects. Great for residents looking to make changes to their landscape, incorporate water-wise plants and materials, qualify for a rebate, or obtain guidance for installing a new water efficient landscape. It is required that you review the Landscape Design Consultation FAQs before registering. The Consultation is 45 minutes and currently takes place at The Water Conservation Garden.

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Consultation at 10:45am - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Landscape Design Consultation

November 05, 2022

Garden Members $70 / Non-members $85 Receive helpful advice from professional landscape designers and architects. Great for residents looking to make changes to their landscape, incorporate water-wise plants and materials, qualify for a rebate, or obtain guidance for installing a new water efficient landscape. It is required that you review the Landscape Design Consultation FAQs before registering. The Consultation is 45 minutes and currently takes place at The Water Conservation Garden.

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11:00am - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Sustainable Landscapes Tour

November 5, 2022

11:00am  The Water Conservation Garden Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Tour water wise gardening exhibits with Horticulturist Paul Redeker. Receive helpful tips and inspiration on how to implement beautiful and fun water saving techniques in your landscape. Sponsored by County of San Diego Cost: Pre-register for this event and receive free festival event entry.

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Consultation at 11:30am - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Landscape Design Consultation

November 05, 2022

Garden Members $70 / Non-members $85 Receive helpful advice from professional landscape designers and architects. Great for residents looking to make changes to their landscape, incorporate water-wise plants and materials, qualify for a rebate, or obtain guidance for installing a new water efficient landscape. It is required that you review the Landscape Design Consultation FAQs before registering. The Consultation is 45 minutes and currently takes place at The Water Conservation Garden.

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Consultation at 11:45am - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Landscape Design Consultation

November 05, 2022

Garden Members $70 / Non-members $85 Receive helpful advice from professional landscape designers and architects. Great for residents looking to make changes to their landscape, incorporate water-wise plants and materials, qualify for a rebate, or obtain guidance for installing a new water efficient landscape. It is required that you review the Landscape Design Consultation FAQs before registering. The Consultation is 45 minutes and currently takes place at The Water Conservation Garden.

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12:00pm - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Solutions for Hillsides & Erosion

November 5, 2022

12:00pm (45 min) Tips and sustainable ideas for your slope or hillside. We'll talk about plant choices, earthworks, and even wattles. Sponsored by the County of San Diego. Cost: Pre-register for this event and receive free festival event entry.

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12:15pm - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Easy Flow Yoga

November 5, 2022

Saturday, November 5th at 12:15pm Centering breathing techniques and gentle yoga poses with meditation and relaxation. Cost: Yoga is included with purchase of festival ticket.

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1:00pm - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Harvesting Water in Healthy Soil

November 5, 2022

10:15am & 1pm (30 min) Join Wild Made Design and learn about the waves of possibilities for catching water in your landscape, including techniques and strategies that can be used on any scale to modify land contour, plant sustainably, and harvest water. Sponsored by Metropolitan Water District Cost: Pre-register for this event and receive free festival event entry.

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9:15am - Fall Garden Festival 2022 - Sun Tea & Tasting

November 5, 2022

Saturday, November 5th at 1:15pm Sun tea is a breeze to make and has loads of health benefits. Learn how to prepare and brew. Enjoy a cup of fresh sun tea made from herbs in The Garden.


Cost: Included with purchase of a festival ticket.

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Paint! Flowers en Plein Air

November 13, 2022

Sunday, November 13
12pm-1:30pm
 
Local artist Ines Nefzi teaches a guided acrylic painting of a bouquet of flowers to artists of all levels. Drawing inspiration from the natural beauty on display at The Garden. Your masterpiece will be completed in a serene setting. BYOB
 
Members $48 / Non-members $53 *covers corkage fee

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