Calendar of events

Spring Membership Promotion

April 01, 2021

Entire month of April With Earth Day right around the corner, there’s never been a better time to become a member at The Water Conservation Garden. Your purchase of a membership supports local environmental conservation efforts in San Diego. In honor of Earth Day, we are offering a special membership promotion throughout the entire month of April. Join now and you’ll receive 15% off your membership and 15% off items in our Gift Shop in honor of Earth Day, like reusable water bottles, reusable bags, and other local eco-friendly items. Simply use the membership discount code: EARTH21.  

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Garden Sanctuary SECOND EDITION

April 15, 2021

Thursday, April 15, 2021 at 11am-12:30pm pst Garden Sanctuary SECOND EDITION: The Elements & Principles of Landscape Design In this workshop author and Landscape Designer, John Beaudry, will discuss the five elements and eight principles of landscape design as described in his book Garden Sanctuary. More about the author: Award winning landscape designer, author, and San Diego resident, John Beaudry creates outdoor living spaces to harmonize the environment. John shares his easy to follow process as featured in his book, Garden Sanctuary, along with inspiration to experience your garden as a personal sanctuary.  

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Jackie Gadd - Garden Chair Yoga

April 22, 2021

Thursdays @ 1pm Set in the lovely Butterfly Amphitheater at the heart of the garden, these adaptive accessible sessions aim for good stretch, a bit of a workout, and some valuable mind-quiet time. The classes are gentle, and combine both chair and standing postures to provide what the class needs on any given day: flexibility, muscular strength, range of motion, agility, vitality, balance/coordation. Mindful meditation topics help reinforce that ever important connection between body and mind. Bring your own mat (chairs and props provided), something for hydration, and bundle up in layers for outdoor weather.

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Lisa Griffiths - Fitness Fridays

April 23, 2021

Fridays @ 10am 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. Sponsored by HomeLight. *Now included FREE with your Garden Membership *Plus FREE to ALL adult guests on the 2nd Friday of the month April, May & June 2021 Fitness class at 10am, is now open Free to the public on Free Day Friday thanks to our sponsor HomeLight!

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Flower Sessions

April 24, 2021

Saturday, April 24 at 10-11am FOR KIDS and families! Salk Scientist, Charlotte Miller, celebrates Earth Month with a story time tribute to local gardening legend, Kate Sessions. Enjoy a flower pressing demonstration, receive homemade DIY flower pressing kit materials, and a flower-saving keychain! Plus take part in a cool experiment with cyanotype material, flower specimen and sunshine. Instructed by: Charlotte Miller Article on Charlotte

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Lisa Griffiths - Garden Yoga

April 27, 2021

Tuesdays @ 10am Garden Yoga is a joyful practice and exploration of movement in an alignment informed class appropriate for all levels. Celebrate nature and wellness weekly at The Water Conservation Garden.

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Pam Badger - Garden Yoga

April 28, 2021

Wednesdays @ 10am “Sloth Yoga”- slow and mindful. Connect deeply with your breath, body, and environment. Strengthen your body and awareness through gentle movement from your toes to the crown of your head. Relax and tune in to your true self. Meet the Instructor: Pam Badger is a Certified Yoga Instructor with almost 20 years of teaching experience. Her teaching style is relaxed and playful while attending to proper alignment and safe practice. Dubbed as ""advanced yoga for every body,"" she focuses on the basics of yoga - the breath and body connected and moving together. Beginners as well as experienced practitioners enjoy her classes, leaving with a smile and feeling relaxed. "

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Jackie Gadd - Garden Chair Yoga

April 29, 2021

Thursdays @ 1pm Set in the lovely Butterfly Amphitheater at the heart of the garden, these adaptive accessible sessions aim for good stretch, a bit of a workout, and some valuable mind-quiet time. The classes are gentle, and combine both chair and standing postures to provide what the class needs on any given day: flexibility, muscular strength, range of motion, agility, vitality, balance/coordation. Mindful meditation topics help reinforce that ever important connection between body and mind. Bring your own mat (chairs and props provided), something for hydration, and bundle up in layers for outdoor weather.

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Lisa Griffiths - Fitness Fridays

April 30, 2021

Fridays @ 10am 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. Sponsored by HomeLight. *Now included FREE with your Garden Membership *Plus FREE to ALL adult guests on the 2nd Friday of the month April, May & June 2021 Fitness class at 10am, is now open Free to the public on Free Day Friday thanks to our sponsor HomeLight!

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May Tour - 1st Saturday Free Tour

May 01, 2021

1st Saturdays @ 9am  FREE with Garden admission ticket!  Tour led by one of our most experienced Docents. Hear some of the history of The Garden & back stories behind exhibits; learn about watering & care needs for many of our different types of plants; discover which plants attract what pollinators; compare landscape design ideas for a variety of looks & feels in home gardens, and much, much more.

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Butterfly Experience - Butterfly Experience

May 01, 2021

SATURDAYS in May & June 10am-12pm Join us in our beautiful outdoor Butterfly Pavilion and native Habitat Garden to release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers. Please note: Special Butterfly Encounters with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ are May 1st & June 5th at 11am The whole family can release a butterfly with our Family Butterfly Bundle to continue your nature experience with free garden entry for a full year and a native milkweed plant to feed monarch caterpillars from your home!  

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Butterfly Experience - Butterfly Experience

May 01, 2021

SATURDAYS in May & June 10am-12pm Join us in our beautiful outdoor Butterfly Pavilion and native Habitat Garden to release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers. Please note: Special Butterfly Encounters with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ are May 1st & June 5th at 11am The whole family can release a butterfly with our Family Butterfly Bundle to continue your nature experience with free garden entry for a full year and a native milkweed plant to feed monarch caterpillars from your home!  

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Butterfly Experience - Butterfly Experience

May 01, 2021

SATURDAYS in May & June 10am-12pm Join us in our beautiful outdoor Butterfly Pavilion and native Habitat Garden to release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers. Please note: Special Butterfly Encounters with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ are May 1st & June 5th at 11am The whole family can release a butterfly with our Family Butterfly Bundle to continue your nature experience with free garden entry for a full year and a native milkweed plant to feed monarch caterpillars from your home!  

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Butterfly Experience - Butterfly Experience

May 01, 2021

SATURDAYS in May & June 10am-12pm Join us in our beautiful outdoor Butterfly Pavilion and native Habitat Garden to release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers. Please note: Special Butterfly Encounters with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ are May 1st & June 5th at 11am The whole family can release a butterfly with our Family Butterfly Bundle to continue your nature experience with free garden entry for a full year and a native milkweed plant to feed monarch caterpillars from your home!  

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Exclusive Member's Butterfly Release

May 02, 2021

Sunday, May 2 (10am-12pm) See local butterflies and release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers. www.WeLoveButterflies.org FREE to Garden Members at the Wild Grape $100 Level and above.

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Lisa Griffiths - Garden Yoga

May 04, 2021

Tuesdays @ 10am Garden Yoga is a joyful practice and exploration of movement in an alignment informed class appropriate for all levels. Celebrate nature and wellness weekly at The Water Conservation Garden.

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Pam Badger - Garden Yoga

May 05, 2021

Wednesdays @ 10am “Sloth Yoga”- slow and mindful. Connect deeply with your breath, body, and environment. Strengthen your body and awareness through gentle movement from your toes to the crown of your head. Relax and tune in to your true self. Meet the Instructor: Pam Badger is a Certified Yoga Instructor with almost 20 years of teaching experience. Her teaching style is relaxed and playful while attending to proper alignment and safe practice. Dubbed as ""advanced yoga for every body,"" she focuses on the basics of yoga - the breath and body connected and moving together. Beginners as well as experienced practitioners enjoy her classes, leaving with a smile and feeling relaxed. "

Register

Jackie Gadd - Garden Chair Yoga

May 06, 2021

Thursdays @ 1pm Set in the lovely Butterfly Amphitheater at the heart of the garden, these adaptive accessible sessions aim for good stretch, a bit of a workout, and some valuable mind-quiet time. The classes are gentle, and combine both chair and standing postures to provide what the class needs on any given day: flexibility, muscular strength, range of motion, agility, vitality, balance/coordation. Mindful meditation topics help reinforce that ever important connection between body and mind. Bring your own mat (chairs and props provided), something for hydration, and bundle up in layers for outdoor weather.

Register

Lisa Griffiths - Fitness Fridays

May 07, 2021

Fridays @ 10am 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. Sponsored by HomeLight. *Now included FREE with your Garden Membership *Plus FREE to ALL adult guests on the 2nd Friday of the month April, May & June 2021 Fitness class at 10am, is now open Free to the public on Free Day Friday thanks to our sponsor HomeLight!

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Butterfly Experience - Butterfly Experience

May 08, 2021

SATURDAYS in May & June 10am-12pm Join us in our beautiful outdoor Butterfly Pavilion and native Habitat Garden to release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers. Please note: Special Butterfly Encounters with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ are May 1st & June 5th at 11am The whole family can release a butterfly with our Family Butterfly Bundle to continue your nature experience with free garden entry for a full year and a native milkweed plant to feed monarch caterpillars from your home!  

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Butterfly Experience - Butterfly Experience

May 08, 2021

SATURDAYS in May & June 10am-12pm Join us in our beautiful outdoor Butterfly Pavilion and native Habitat Garden to release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers. Please note: Special Butterfly Encounters with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ are May 1st & June 5th at 11am The whole family can release a butterfly with our Family Butterfly Bundle to continue your nature experience with free garden entry for a full year and a native milkweed plant to feed monarch caterpillars from your home!  

Register

Butterfly Experience - Butterfly Experience

May 08, 2021

SATURDAYS in May & June 10am-12pm Join us in our beautiful outdoor Butterfly Pavilion and native Habitat Garden to release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers. Please note: Special Butterfly Encounters with Ms. Smarty-Plants™ are May 1st & June 5th at 11am The whole family can release a butterfly with our Family Butterfly Bundle to continue your nature experience with free garden entry for a full year and a native milkweed plant to feed monarch caterpillars from your home!  

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May 9th - Nature Therapy Experience

May 09, 2021

2nd Sundays @10am An easy-paced, guided tour which produces a calming, internal experience. Participants are invited to connect with nature during a guided stroll through The Water Conservation Garden, and a brief sit in our outdoor spaces. The formula is simple, and the resulting emotional wellness and inner peace taps into our sixth sense; the state of mind. Your instructor and guide for Nature Therapy is a Garden Docent with a PhD in performance psychology, specializing in wellness strategies. Nature Therapy in The Garden appeals to many types of people whether intellectually, physically, or emotionally-centered individuals, and is all-inclusive, suitable for any fitness level, and a wonderful fit for seniors. Exercises and methods are based on the Japanese ‘Forest Bathing’ practice known as shinrin-yoku, which means “taking in the forest.” Among the benefits of forest bathing, say practitioners and researchers, are improved mood, relaxation, lower cortisol levels, connections with nature and insight. This program has been adapted for safe, physical-distancing and masks are required for Garden entry. Safety protocols for social-distancing: Limited capacity (6 people) Tip: It’s best to come hands-free and ready to engage with nature. You may want to wear layers as the mornings are cooler but definitely warms up by mid-tour.

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Lisa Griffiths - Garden Yoga

May 11, 2021

Tuesdays @ 10am Garden Yoga is a joyful practice and exploration of movement in an alignment informed class appropriate for all levels. Celebrate nature and wellness weekly at The Water Conservation Garden.

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