The Water Conservation Garden is pleased to host a special “appreciation day” for ratepayers of Helix and Otay Water Districts, Sweetwater Authority and the City of San Diego!  Visit The Garden this Sunday, May 21st and enjoy:

Kids' Activities

balloons, butterfly life-cycle coloring project and seed planting to grow your own butterfly plant!

FREE Shave Ice

Go to your water district’s booth and get your ticket for a FREE shave ice from Kona Ice (while supplies last). We’ll have a bake sale and popcorn, too.

Presentations

Learn how to plant a habitat garden that birds and butterflies will love!

You’ll also discover different varieties of drought-tolerant plants, learn how to “toss the turf” and get inspiration to incorporate water-wise gardening into their own gardens. Water agency representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide advice on sustainable water use methods and technology.


Scheduled Activities Include:

9:30am

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ presentation about native butterflies to Southern California and how to attract them.

10:00am

Docent-led tour of The Garden

10:00am

Visit our succulent sale area to learn how to design, build and care for a succulent arrangement for your garden.

10:30am

Join Education Director Pam Meisner for an informative, common-sense approach to hiring a landscape professional. You’ll learn which questions to ask, how to properly plan and money-saving tips! Free class made possible by the San Diego County Watershed Protection Program.

11:00am

Clayton Tschudy, The Garden’s Director of Horticulture & Exhibits, leads a tour of the new Native Habitat Garden and a discussion of habitat gardening and water reclamation.

11:30am

Ms. Smarty-Plants™ presentation about native butterflies to Southern California and how to attract them.

12:00pm

Docent-led tour of The Garden

1:00pm

Soil testing demonstration by Harold Bailey, aka “Dirty Harry”

1:00pm

Clayton Tschudy, The Garden’s Director of Horticulture & Exhibits, leads a tour of the new Native Habitat Garden and a discussion of habitat gardening and water reclamation.

 

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