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The Water Conservation Garden

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My niece held her ceremony and reception here. Beautiful setting and gardens. The area for the... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
LizF1528
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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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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

My niece held her ceremony and reception here. Beautiful setting and gardens. The area for the reception was next to a water feature. Outdoor heaters were provided next to the tables.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank LizF1528
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.

Date of experience: May 2018
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.

Date of experience: August 2018
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

Date of experience: August 2017
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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

Date of experience: July 2018
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

Date of experience: December 2017
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!!

Date of experience: December 2017
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.

Date of experience: December 2017
Thank 541SusanB
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

Date of experience: November 2017
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.

Date of experience: July 2017
Thank Gary S
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