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The Water Conservation Garden

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12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, CA 92019-4317
+1 619-660-0614
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Like a Secret Garden

I had lived next to this botanical gem for over 10 years...and I did not know it! Now, it is a... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Tizi B
Lovely and peaceful

A nice place to get away from the city and traffic. So many plant varieties, quiet and enjoyable... read more

Reviewed December 30, 2017
Sheldon P
Port Macquarie, Australia
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12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, CA 92019-4317
+1 619-660-0614
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
Reviewed October 6, 2017 via mobile

Wanted a small non-touristy vibe place so we chose to spend some time here. Donated our entrance fee and stayed an hour and a half. Small little shop with trinkets inside and even plants for sale outside. Nice visit.

Thank flblondee
Reviewed September 29, 2017

A desert-like setting, with moderate hills, a water feature, and a butterfly exhibit make the WCG a good half-day destination to get away from it all. A full year-round calendar of social and educational events, plus plant sales, provide plenty of reasons to go there.

Thank ChuckBrownSV
Reviewed September 13, 2017

The Water Conservation Garden is part of Cuyamaca Community College. It is a beautiful garden planted with an amazing collection of specimens that are adapted to this area and require very little water. It also has great explanations of the difference in water needs of...More

Thank Susan B
Reviewed August 9, 2017

If you have gardening questions, especially about xeriscape, this is the place to go and wander about! The staff, and even visitors, are very helpful and have lots of good ideas! You can take classes that help you plan how to tackle yard issues, identify...More

Thank Paula S
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