The Water Conservation Gardenlast updated: August 2013
"To educate and inspire through excellent exhibits and programs that promote  water conservation and the sustainable use of related natural resources."
The Water Conservation Garden has nearly five 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. Admission is free, and the Garden can be viewed on a self-guided tour, or through one of our programs. Programs include:
  • Four to six classes per month for the general public, including landscaping, gardening, and art offerings.
  • Training in water conservation for professional landscapers.
  • School tours.
  • Regularly-scheduled adult group tours.
  • Tours by appointment.
  • Large educational special events.
  • Outreach programs, including a speaker’s bureau.
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, while attending a fun family festival. 
The Garden is supported by water district dues, and by memberships, donations, grants, facility rentals, and gift shop sales.  In 2005, Friends of the Water Conservation was created to increase private support for the Garden.


Contact The Water Conservation Garden

Contact The Water Conservation Garden

John Bolthouse
Executive Director
12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West
El Cajon, California   92019
Phone: (619) 660-0614, ext. 10
Fax: (619) 660-1687


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Services provided in:
  • San Diego County, California

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