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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!

Spring Membership 2022 - Butterfly Promotion - 15%

May 07, 2022

MEMBERSHIP DISCOUNT Now through May 21st

Join or renew and you’ll receive 15% off your membership and 15% off select items in our Gift Shop. As a nonprofit, The Water Conservation Garden relies on memberships and donations to continue our success. When you become a member, you help local conservation efforts, like protecting butterfly habitats.
Limited-Time Membership Discount Code: BUTTERFLY22


How Much and How Often to Water? Part 1 - Virtual

May 17, 2022

Tuesday, May 17th 11:00am-12:00pm Basics are essential for water efficiency—learning how long to water your landscape and how often, is critical. During this session, Richard Restuccia, Vice President of Water Management Solutions at Jain Irrigation, teaches us how. Sponsored by County of San Diego. Free Register Here for Part 2! Saturday, May 21st, onsite at The Garden >>


Monarchs & Mimosas 2022

May 21, 2022

Saturday, May 21, 2022 9:30am – 11:30am  EXCLUSIVE: Garden Members at the Wild Grape ($100) or higher giving level are invited to join us at the Dorcas E. Utter Butterfly Pavilion for special butterfly releases on Sunday, May 21st from 9:30am-11:30am. You can expect magical butterfly releases to create memories and instill a growing love for these incredible insects and their habitat. 


How Much and How Often to Water? Part 2 - Onsite

May 21, 2022

Saturday, May 21st 11:30am-1:00pm Master the basic in water efficiency and run times once and for all. Onsite at The Garden with Richard Restuccia, VP of Water Management Solutions at Jain Irrigation. Sponsored by County of San Diego. Free


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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