2024 Festival Postponed 


(pricing and availability for exclusive ticketed experiences listed below)

May 6, 9am-3pm


Butterfly Releases • Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Pollinator Party

Petting Zoo • Coyote Music Festival (Live Bands) • Food Trucks

Garden Tour • Outdoor walking trails highlighting drought tolerant exhibits

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 exclusive ticketed experiences throughout the day for guests to purchase.

Exclusive TICKETED Experiences:

  • Ms. Smarty-Plants Pollinator Party (10:15am—Only 1 show!!!)
  • Butterfly Releases
  • Petting Zoo
  • Bee Bath Craft and/or Create your own wearable Pollinator wings

 Included with entry:

  • Garden workshops throughout The Garden’s trails
  • World Labyrinth Walk
  • Specialty vendors
  • Coyote Music Festival
  • and more!

Leading off the exclusive experiences is The Water Conservation Garden’s Ms. Smarty-Plants™! She is excited to be hosting her famous Pollinator Party with all her friends including an animal encounter, talk, and a special surprise giveaway item for each child this year! Butterfly Release purchases include an exclusive storytime interactions with Miss Metamorphosis. Alongside all this excitement are special crafts like creating unique Bee Bath’s for small and mighty pollinators and making your own wearable pollinator wings for young and old alike! Don’t miss our super popular petting zoo companions, too!

Included in the FREE Admission to The Garden are access to many specialty vendors, food trucks, and workshops throughout The Garden’s trails. We will be BUZZING all day in enthusiasm to share spring festivities with you and your friends!

Cuyamaca College’s Ornamental Horticulture Department is holding their largest Plant Sale of the year in their brand-new Cuyamaca College Nursery on the campus. The Heritage of the America’s Museum will host tours throughout the day. NEW this year, the Cuyamaca College – Coyote Music Festival will present a range of amazing artists in The Garden’s Amphitheater all day. From Rock-n-Roll bands to singer-songwriters’ melodic tunes, there will something extraordinary for everyone to enjoy.

Exclusive Ticketed Experiences

9:30am – 2:30pm

Pre-purchase your 3o-minute Butterfly Experience, today!

Join us in our beautiful outdoor Butterfly Pavilion and native Habitat Garden to release your very own butterfly to nectar on nearby flowers.


Join Ms. Smarty-Plants™ for her Spring Fling POLLINATOR PARTY! Come dressed as your favorite pollinator.  Learn about bees, butterflies, and other pollinating friends.

9am-3pm (All Day)

Take part in the petting zoo experience and make magical memories with family while connecting children with animals and the Earth!

9:00am – 2:00pm

Receive helpful, one-on-one advice, for your Landscape Makeover project from professional designers and architects.

Free Tours & Talks Included with Entry

Sponsored by County of San Diego

Gardening with native plants has many benefits like water conservation, healthier soil, and restoring habitat. NATIVE PLANT GIVEAWAY for unincorporated County residents. photo by Saxon Holt Photography

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.


Walk the trails with a Docent Tour Guide, see beautiful water saving landscapes, and learn what makes a garden flourish.

Did you know…? 

Members of The Water Conservation Garden receive year-round access to tranquility as well as free admission, discounts on workshops, wellness upgrades, and member-only events.

The Butterfly Spring Fling 2022

View 2022 Photo Gallery on Flickr





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