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Gardens & Exhibits at The Water Conservation Garden

Gardens & Exhibits

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Meadow Exhibit at The Water Conservation Garden



Dorcas E. Utter Memorial Butterfly Pavilion

Monday-Friday: 
On the hour from 9am-12noon

Saturday & Sunday: 
Anytime from 9am-3pm

Butterfly season:  April-October

Meadow Exhibit at The Water Conservation Garden

Meadow Exhibit

The Garden's new meadow exhibit is an attractive alternative to turf.

Turf Exhibit at The Water Conservation Garden

Turf Exhibit

Compare 7 different kinds of turf and their varying water requirements.

White Garden at The Water Conservation Garden
Photo by GardenSoft.

White Garden

A water-wise garden can be planted to showcase a single color of your choice – white, in this case!

Cactus and Succulent Garden at The Water Conservation Garden

Cactus and Succulent Garden

The cactus and succulent garden showcases the stunning, year-round beauty of these plants.

Ground Cover Exhibit at The Water Conservation Garden

Ground Cover Exhibit

This exhibit showcases attractive ground cover and hardscape alternatives to turf.

Container Garden at The Water Conservation Garden

Container Garden

Container gardening works for those who don’t have yards, or who’d like to add containers as an accent.  Our garden has plenty of fanciful ways to do both.

Native Plant Garden at The Water Conservation Garden

Native Plant Garden

California natives, in addition to being water-wise, can attract native wildlife and encourage a sense of place.  Children will enjoy grinding acorns on the mano and metate.

Compost Exhibit at The Water Conservation Garden
Photo by Helix Water District.

Compost Exhibit

Learn different ways to compost.  Children will especially enjoy the worm composting exhibit!

Touch and Smell Garden at The Water Conservation Garden

Dorcas E. Utter Memorial Sensory Garden

Scented geraniums and a peppermint tree are but two examples of  water-wise plants that delight the senses.  Enjoy this garden in honor of our docent trainer.

Vegetable Garden at The Water Conservation Garden

Vegetable Garden

Growing your own food can be a part of any water-wise garden. Using techniques like raised beds and soaker hoses, you can grow most any vegetable.

Gazebo at The Water Conservation Garden.  Photo by Apple Hill Designs.
Photo by Apple Hill Designs.

Gazebo

The Garden’s "mini-oasis" is a cool spot for small weddings and other events.

Bird and Butterfly Garden at The Water Conservation Garden

Bird and Butterfly Garden

This is a wonderful place to watch wildlife and to learn how to attract birds and butterflies.

Water-Wise Backyard Exhibit at The Water Conservation Garden

Water-Wise Backyard Exhibit

Would you rather use 24,000 gallons a year on a lawn, or 6,000 on a beautiful water-wise back yard?  Check out this exhibit for ideas and inspiration.

Amphitheater at The Water Conservation Garden
Photo by GardenSoft.

Amphitheater 

A large venue for outdoor events, the amphitheater is planted with water-wise plants between each row. New shade sails and seating in 2010 will make this a delightful, all-season outdoor space.

Firewise Landscaping Exhibit at The Water Conservation Garden

Firewise Landscaping Exhibit

The Garden's firewise exhibit demonstrates how you can make your home and landscape safer from devastating wildfires.

Children's Discovery Trail at The Water Conservation Garden

Children’s Discovery Trail

This new exhibit for the very young features hidden animals, a sand box, and a potting shed.

Open daily, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.   Admission is by suggested donation.

The Water Conservation Garden is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization, Federal Tax ID# 20-4395919.

The Water Conservation Garden  •  12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West  •  El Cajon  California  92019
Tel: (619) 660-0614  •  info@TheGarden.org