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Please note: May 9 is our annual Butterfly Festival and pavilion admission will be on a first-come, first-serve basis with festival admission.
Butterfly season: May 9 – August 31
Friday-Sunday: OPEN 9am-4pm, beginning May 9th.
Monday-Thursday: CLOSED except for group tours by appointment. Please contact the Education department at 619-660-0614 x16 to make an appointment.
Admission: Adults $3 (18+), Kids $1 (5-17), Kids under 5 and Garden Members FREE. Tickets may be purchased in the gift shop.
The Garden's new meadow exhibit is an attractive alternative to turf.
Compare 7 different kinds of turf and their varying water requirements.
A water-wise garden can be planted to showcase a single color of your choice – white, in this case!
The cactus and succulent garden showcases the stunning, year-round beauty of these plants.
This exhibit showcases attractive ground cover and hardscape alternatives to turf.
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.
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.
Learn different ways to compost. Children will especially enjoy the worm composting exhibit!
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.
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.
The Garden’s "mini-oasis" is a cool spot for small weddings and other events.
This is a wonderful place to watch wildlife and to learn how to attract birds and butterflies.
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.
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.
The Garden's firewise exhibit demonstrates how you can make your home and landscape safer from devastating wildfires.
This new exhibit for the very young features hidden animals, a sand box, and a potting shed.