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The Water Conservation Garden

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Beautiful Garden

Well planned, diverse and informative garden. Learned a lit about what does and doesn't do well in... read more

Reviewed August 5, 2018
Nita199
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Beautiful site to play with small children.

The garden is a great place to get ideas for your home or just enjoy a little walk through the... read more

Reviewed July 29, 2018
askmrsmath
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12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, CA 92019-4317
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Reviewed August 6, 2018

I went to review low water drought tolerant plants to redo my landscape. I was happy to see it's Not just cactus. There were people on hand that answered my questions and helped with some suggestions.

Thank Teresa C
Reviewed August 5, 2018 via mobile

Well planned, diverse and informative garden. Learned a lit about what does and doesn't do well in my area.

Thank Nita199
Reviewed July 29, 2018 via mobile

The garden is a great place to get ideas for your home or just enjoy a little walk through the property. There are fun spots for small children like the dinosaur dig site and the water fountain. It's fun to seek butterflies in the flowers...More

Thank askmrsmath
Reviewed July 22, 2018

As long time East County residents, we've seen The Water Conservation Garden grow and development over the years to become the amazing sensory treat it now is. If you want tranquility, it's here. If you're interested in California native plants, landscaping tips, or educational workshops,...More

Thank Pentaxian
Reviewed January 21, 2018

I had lived next to this botanical gem for over 10 years...and I did not know it! Now, it is a place where I go for walks or inspiration on what to plant in my garden. There is also a cute garden shop filled with...More

Thank Tizi B
Reviewed December 30, 2017

A nice place to get away from the city and traffic. So many plant varieties, quiet and enjoyable walk through the gardens, highly recommended!!

Thank Sheldon P
Reviewed December 6, 2017 via mobile

We wandered through this garden with our books & our dog. They had water bowls for her. Loved all the garden ideas and explanations. My favorite garden was the formal succulents.

Thank Susan B
Reviewed November 14, 2017

I'm a bit mixed on how to rate this. All in all, it's not bad and it's essentially free. My wife and I enjoyed it, but then we are staying just a few miles away. We only took it in because we are planning to...More

Thank Travelin41126
Reviewed October 18, 2017

We went to just see the butterfly exhibit but were surprised how much more there was to this exhibit. It is an excellent place for kids (and adults) to learn about water conservation here in Southern California.

Thank Gary S
Reviewed October 10, 2017

I attended a composting class put on by the Solana Center, and got to tour this beautiful garden of water conservation/landscaping ideas. Over 5 acres that you can stroll through on your own or with a guide. They have classes, a garden gift shop, butterflies...More

Thank marlicar
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