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The Water Conservation Garden

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Address: 12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West, El Cajon, CA 92019
Phone Number: 619 660-0614
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Perfect garden for your own ideas

The water conservation garden is perfect for those wanting to plant water tolerant plants and be able to see the end result. You can see trees, ground cover and plants growing in... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
Joanne M
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Alpine, California
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Alpine, California
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21 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The water conservation garden is perfect for those wanting to plant water tolerant plants and be able to see the end result. You can see trees, ground cover and plants growing in the conditions that would probably be in your own yard.. The garden is well maintained and easy to walk around.

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Thank Joanne M
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4 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a great place to spend an hour. My wife and I always get great ideas for landscaping our yard every time we come here, and there are always plants for sale too. Anyone who wants to be water wise with their yard should stop by and see all the great options that are available.

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Thank Dave G
Las Vegas, Nevada
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51 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Our friend had her wedding at the Water Conservation Garden. It was a hot day but the venue was lovely. They gardens were so very beautiful, pleasing and relaxing. The amphitheater was perfect for the ceremony. The reception was on the other side of the garden and it was a perfect space. The wedding was perfect!

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Thank 865Lynn3612
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am usually a cheapskate when I join places like zoos or aquaria, but I am a member at a bit higher level in the Water Conservations Garden. In the summer it is particularly nice. Certain evenings are open to bring your pet, and they hold other lovely programs. I was impressed with one event where we learned about the... More 

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Thank BWH999
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17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

Great ideas to be sure but it is more. It is very peaceful and has may unique areas to explore. Fun for all ages. Several times a year they have special events with opportunities to purchase unique plants and other gardening items.

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Thank Cindy L
Ramona, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2016

Have been to the Water Conservation Garden many times thru the years, on tours, taking classes, and just exploring on my own. The garden is chock full of information on drought tolerant planting, and if you haven't been there before, taking a docent-led tour would be a great way to start. They offer a variety of one-day classes each month,... More 

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Thank lincam807
El Cajon, California
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2016

My wife and I walked through the garden areas and had a real nice afternoon outing. There are a lot of examples of ways to do your landscaping and do it water-wise. Worth the trip.

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Thank HeresTheScoop
El Cajon, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

They request a small donation, but it is free. The docents are knowledgeable. Take a hat and water if you go in the heat of the day. (Springtime is best.)

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Thank koko1212
San Diego
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

Two visits have made me a convert to water conservation gardens. Workshops have taught use of succulents, design of spaces, choice of plants. Annual gathering was full of interesting demonstrations, products for sale, information on how to's. The grounds are set up in sections that are independently beautiful, but altogether spectacular. Staff is knowledgeable, gift shop is fun, workshops are... More 

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Thank 550JustaTraveler
Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2016

I spent a couple of hours roaming aroundchecking out the vast array of plants. The design and plant signs were very well done. It would have been nice to have a small coffee shop, even if it was part of the welcome booth or gift shop. Great transit connections are possible right from downtown.

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