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The Water Conservation Garden

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Address: 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, CA 92019-4317
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This garden has workshops, tours on the premises and just started recently doing an annual Garden Tour ( Homes) in El Cajon. It was AMAZING to see what people had done to their... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
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San Diego
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San Diego
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70 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This garden has workshops, tours on the premises and just started recently doing an annual Garden Tour ( Homes) in El Cajon. It was AMAZING to see what people had done to their homes..I don't have a home (Townhouse) but it was beautiful to see. It was so well done, I am inviting 3 friends of mine who do have... More 

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San Diego, California, United States
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017

This is a wonderful garden with lots of tips on water savings. Just a joy to spend time and get smart all at the same time. And if the garden isn't enough reason to come out, the the Heritage of the Americas Museum is the next door neighbor... all on the campus of Cuyamaca College.

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Thank Dave R
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10 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

Very well maintained garden. Helpful staff. Great plants and products. Unique one of a kind items. Good info on care for plants.

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San Diego, California
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

Nice way to wander around and see many different ideas for your garden as well as the reasons why to make certain choices, Entry fee was a very reasonable donation.

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SanDiegoHistProf
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15 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

The garden is a wonder. The cost is only a donation and it is filled with beautiful and creative installations that can be created with low water use. No gravel front yards and artificial turf solutions here, rather idea after idea of beautiful plants and landscape concepts. Also just a good place for a stroll and fun for kids too.

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24 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

We walked through the entire garden gathering ideas for plants to use in our yard. We live in Northern California. Luckily my sister-in-law is very knowledgeable about Southern California native plants and could guide us to ones we could try up north. It was a fun place to visit, helpful and educational.

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Thank Lynn d
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16 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Great place to learn, good place to picnic, and also great place to go to an event...farmers market. They have amphitheater, walking paths, and a butterfly house. Easy walking, great for kids & families, with lots to learn & teach.

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El Cajon, California
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20 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

Don't expect an English country garden.This garden is a practical sample what you could (and should) plant in a dry climate and still make it attractive. Enjoy a leisurely walk through this wonderful environment and yes, some of these plants do bloom!

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San Diego
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54 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

The Water Conservation is located in El Cajon--about 15 to 20 minutes from San Diego. The Garden features low water use plants from areas of Australia, New Zealand, South America, Mediterranean Sea and South Africa that share the same Mediterranean type climate as San Diego. Also see exhibits with California native plants. There is no cost to visit, but donations... More 

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El Cajon, California
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17 reviews
9 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 August 2016

Really enjoyed the relaxed, informative garden. It is easy to get around and filled with lots of great drought tolerant plants. The small garden shop had lots of fun things. They also have plants for sale at good prices. We had them landscape our front yard eight years ago and our back yard this summer. They have wonderful locally famous... More 

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