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Address: 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon, CA 92019
Phone Number: 619 660-0614
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Beautiful and educational hidden gem

Admittedly, a gardener would really get the most out of this place, but most anyone can enjoy it, particularly if you have already seen much of San Diego or you want to see... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 26, 2015
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Long Beach, California
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Long Beach, California
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55 reviews 55 reviews
37 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015

Admittedly, a gardener would really get the most out of this place, but most anyone can enjoy it, particularly if you have already seen much of San Diego or you want to see something special that's a bit off the beaten path. It's located only about 15-20 mins east of downtown San Diego on the campus of Cuyamaca Community College.... More 

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El Cajon, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

What a Great Place to Visit. Wanna get away from the City, the Traffic, and relax. GO, GO,GO.... Sit in a secluded arbor and relax....

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San Diego, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

Easy to get to. Free admission. Free parking. Beautiful grounds for walking, drawing or reading. Pretty fish ponds and blooming flowers. I actually learned something about water conservation. Has a gift shop on premises and docents for tours and school trips. Highly recommended.

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El Cajon, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

For people who want to do low use water or zero scape garden this is the place to come to. They have examples of different gardens and how they affect your wallet and environment. There are tours every Saturday, Special Presentations and classes during the year. There is also a gift shop on the facility.

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San Diego, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Beautiful landscaping and good resource for gardeners. I went during an open house when admission is free and many volunteers are available to share plant tips.

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San Diego, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

What a wonderful way to spend a morning or afternoon. If you need ideas for your yard or garden. Go to the Water Conservation Garden in San Diego East County. It is near Cuyamaca College. Plus they have a farmers market and the best garden center. It you want to try a new plant get a small plant for practically... More 

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El Cajon, United States
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25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Played a concert here recently and took some time to walk around and look the gardens over prior to the concert. This is a stellar idea for showing local flora and fauna.

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El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

At Cuyamaca College. Great ideas for the yard. So peaceful just walking around the area. Nearby is the museum that has a lot of El Cajon History. Worth the visit.

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2014

This place is just fantastic. So much beauty in a small place. AND, they can teach you so much about water conservation (awesome info in this time of drought/dryness). I went to a faculty gathering there, and the setting is romantic enough for a wedding. Seriously fabulous. :)

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San Diego
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8 reviews 8 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2014

My husband and I attended the wedding of a co-worker of mine at The Water Conservation Garden. What a wonderful setting it was, and you would be surprised with what it has to offer and how fun it can be! The wedding was around Halloween with a 'harvest' theme, and the weather was absolutely gorgeous! I totally recommend The Water... More 

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