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The Water Conservation Garden

12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, CA 92019-4317
+1 619-660-0614
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Went to see the butterfly exhibit but was surprised with so much more!

We went to just see the butterfly exhibit but were surprised how much more there was to this... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Gary S
Beautiful Water Conservation Garden

I attended a composting class put on by the Solana Center, and got to tour this beautiful garden of... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
San Diego, California
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12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, CA 92019-4317
+1 619-660-0614
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Reviewed 3 days ago

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 1 week ago

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 2 weeks ago 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 3 weeks ago

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 14 September 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 10 August 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
Reviewed 30 July 2017 via mobile

If you have not been here you are missing our on a wonderful experience. It is an oasis in El Cajon. Close to the Cuyamaca College who also sell plants. It is a great place to go to after the garden. They show how we...More

Thank Ellie A
Reviewed 12 June 2017

Very beautiful with lots of creative design ideas for your home. It is well worth the stop. We go there when we are redoing a part of out outside areas.

Thank 1baggo
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I believe this garden is 5 acres. It's a beautiful demonstration of waterwise gardening. There are classes regularly that are either free or low cost, lower for members. There are occasional concerts and community meetings, and plant sales. The staff is always helpful and the...More

Thank Laura B
Reviewed 23 May 2017

I live within a few miles of the Conservation Garden at Cuyamaca College and have visited often. It is just a fun place to walk through and they have a nursery across the street. The best part is the people working there are very knowledgeable....More

Thank Martin P
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