Garden Yoga

Find stillness and relaxation as you stretch and get a great workout!

Garden workshops

Attend a workshop!

Butterfly Experience

Saturdays June

Bring a friend and get a 2nd release for FREE!

Color of Nature

Sunday, June 26, 11am-1pm

Create your scarf on a high-quality, luxury silk satin, with Resident Art Instructor, Marjorie Pezzoli.

Wags N Wine 2022

Last Thursdays Monthly, 4-6pm

To educate and inspire through excellent exhibits and programs that promote water conservation and the sustainable use of related natural resources.

About us


The Water Conservation Garden has nearly six acres of displays that showcase water conservation through a series of beautiful themed gardens, such as a native plant garden and a vegetable garden, as well as how-to displays such as mulch and irrigation exhibits. The Garden also features a native butterfly pavilion that is open spring and summer each year.

The Garden can be a learning laboratory for the dedicated gardener, a delightful place for an afternoon stroll, or a place to gather lots of information about water-wise, or California-Friendly® gardening.

Calendar of Happenings

Attend one of our fantastic upcoming Garden Happenings! We look forward to seeing you at The Garden!

June 26th - Color of Nature

June 26, 2022

Sunday, June 26, 11am-1pm
Silk painting is a delightful artform with easy to learn techniques. Create your scarf on a high-quality, luxury silk satin, with Resident Art Instructor, Marjorie Pezzoli. No prior experience needed. All supplies included. Members $50 / Non-members $55


Last Thursdays Monthly - Wags N Wine 2022

June 30, 2022

Last Thursdays Monthly 4-6pm Jun 30th | Jul 28th | Aug 25th | Sep 29th Tickets: $8 member; $12 non-member


July - Free Day Friday

July 08, 2022

We all need something to look forward to... Enjoy a free day at The Garden the 2nd Friday of every month! There is no cost for admission on these select days. Thank you to everyone who donated and our incredible sponsors for making this initiative a reality in 2021! See you at The Garden!


Sunday, Special Early Morning - Nature Therapy Experience 2022

July 10, 2022

Nature Therapy Sunday, July 10, Special Early Morning Session at 8:30am Sunday, September 18, 10am-11:30am Private groups on select Tuesdays An easy-paced, guided tour which produces a calming, internal experience. Participants are invited to connect with nature during a guided stroll through The Water Conservation Garden, and a brief sit in our outdoor spaces. For private group on Tuesdays, email Members: FREE / Non-Mbr: $12 / Private Groups $180


Become an Earth Hero with Ms. Smarty-Plants!

Are you an Earth Hero? Do you recycle? Do you care for the animals of the planet?

Do you pick up trash that you see on the ground and dispose of it? If you do any of these things than you are one of my Earth Heroes! We can each make a difference with our own 2 hands! Learn how you can make a positive impact on the environment and help save Mother Earth!

Your donation supports conservation education.

Thank you for your generosity.

A few words from Garden Members

“I enjoyed my visit so much that I became a member. Now I have access to over 300 reciprocal gardens nationwide. This includes the Japanese Friendship Garden at Balboa Park and the Encinitas Botanical Garden as well.”


Yelp Review

“What a great way to spend an hour or two with the kids! The garden is not only beautiful & peaceful but educational as well. The staff was friendly & took the time to answer our questions about the many types of drought resistant plants they have on site. Highly recommended!!”


Yelp Review



We recently completed a Mini Facelift on the Small Classroom, Gift Shop, Admin Office and exterior of building!. Painting and flooring have been installed along with the beautiful new Sam Ciccati signage!

We have had a wonderful Fall and eagerly look forwrd to
a lovely San Diego Winter!

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Bring friends and family and enjoy the beauty and serenity of nature at The Water Conservation Garden.

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