Touring The Garden is a fun way for visitors of all ages to learn about water conservation and water-wise gardening. Garden staff and docents guide groups through The Garden while presenting valuable plant and gardening information to foster an appreciation of the natural environment and to inspire conservation of water and related natural resources.
Take a tour of the California Native Plant Society, San Diego Chapter 360º view of The Garden.
Free Day Friday Garden Tours
Free With Admission
Walk The Garden’s trails with a Docent Tour Guide and see beautiful water saving landscapes. Every Second Friday of the Month. Tours begin promptly at 9:00 am in the Plaza. No reservation required. Limited availability, arrive early.
Adventures with Ms. Smarty-Plants™
Programs Offered at the Garden: Ms. Smarty-Plants™ leads your class on a fun & educational field trip through the beautiful Water Conservation Garden! Tour our water-wise plant trails, animal habitats, and enjoy an interactive learning lessons that meet California State Standards, E-STEM and Next Generation Science Standards (NGSS).
Other programs offered include: classroom visits, assemblies and virtual field trips.
For more information and to schedule program visit www.mssmartyplants.org.
Group Garden Tours
Make this a perfect outing for your club, HOA, service organization, senior group, etc. Docent-led tours are approximately one hour. Members $8 , Non-Members $12 (includes Admission) Reservations required. Please send us an email.
ADA Shuttle Tours
Available for those needing assistance with navigating the garden’s paths: shuttle seats five passengers. Reservations are required. Two weeks in advance is recommended; please send us an email.