Garden Hours

Due to current public health policies related to COVID-19, The Water Conservation Garden is closed to all visitors and volunteers until further notice. We are working on re-opening soon. Until then, we continue to provide our current online programs and are developing exciting new ones. We will update our website as the situation develops. For Garden related news and updates, please CLICK HERE.

The Garden and Gift Shop are open daily, 9 am to 4 pm (except certain holidays listed below).

The Garden and Gift Shop are closed on the following holidays: New Year’s Eve, New Year’s Day, Easter Sunday,  Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve and Christmas Day (and the Monday following if Christmas falls on a weekend day). 

Group Tours of The Garden
By appointment only, please contact 619-660-0614 x21.

ADA Shuttle Tours of The Garden
Available for those needing assistance with navigating The Garden’s paths: shuttle seats five passengers. Reservations required. Please contact 619-660-0614 x21.

The Dorcas E. Utter Memorial Butterfly Pavilion is open year-round, with butterflies in the pavilion beginning in mid-to late April for approximately 6 weeks. Please check back in early April for more information on butterflies and the special events happening in the spring.

Address, Directions & Map

The Water Conservation Garden
12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West
El Cajon, CA 92019

(619) 660-0614, ext. 10
info@TheGarden.org

 

Directions To Water Conservation Garden:

From San Diego via SR-94 East:

1. Continue straight onto Jamacha Road/SR-54.

2. Turn left at the light at Cuyamaca College Drive West (look for the US Bank on the left).

3. Turn right at the second driveway on the right into The Garden’s parking lot and front entrance.

From San Diego via Interstate 8:

Take SR-125 South to the SR-94 East/Spring Street off ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left at the traffic signal, get in the right lane and merge onto SR-94 East. Follow #s 2 and 3 above.

From SR-67 South:

Take Interstate 8 West to SR-125 South to the SR-94 East/Spring Street off ramp.  At the bottom of the ramp, turn left at the traffic signal, get in the right lane and merge onto SR-94 East. Follow directions above for taking SR-94 East.

From SR-52 East:

Take SR-125 South to the SR-94 East/Spring Street off ramp. At the bottom of the ramp, turn left at the traffic signal, get in the right lane and merge onto SR-94 East. Follow directions above for taking SR-94 East.

From the South Bay Area:

Take SR-54 east to SR-125 North. Exit on the Jamacha Rd/East SR-94 off ramp. Follow directions above for taking SR-94 East.