The Water Conservation Garden

The Water Conservation Garden is nearly six acres of themed gardens and education displays showcasing the beauty of water efficient landscaping with Mediterranean and California native plants and trees.

What the Garden Offers

Immersion

The Water Conservation Garden allows homeowners to see and experience the beauty of a fully-grown, water-efficient landscape with a variety of plants, large shrubs and tall trees. 

Ideas

In our recent survey, 57 percent of Helix customers who visited the Water Conservation Garden said they went home and used ideas from the garden in their own landscape.

Weekend Workshops

The Water Conservation Garden hosts workshops almost every weekend that teach homeowners about landscape design, soil, plants, irrigation and gardening.

Ms. Smarty Plants

Ms. Smarty Plants’ school assemblies teach K-6 students why conservation is important and how to do it. About 6,000 students in Helix’s service area attend her assemblies each year.

Events

The Fall Plant Sale and Spring Garden and Butterfly Festival attract thousands to The Water Conservation Garden each year. Tomatomania and the garden’s other, smaller events are just as good!

About the Garden

Hours
9 a.m. – 4 p.m. every day

Location
12122 Cuyamaca College Drive West
in El Cajon

Phone
619-660-0614

Exhibits
Butterfly Pavilion
Cactus and Succulent Garden
Native Habitat Garden
Water-Wise Victory Garden
White Garden
Sensory Garden
Backyard Makeover Exhibit
Mulch Exhibit
Turf Exhibit
Erosion Exhibit
Container Garden Exhibit
Permeable Pavement Exhibit

Dogs
Leashed, friendly dogs welcome

There is a docent-led, guided tour of The Water Conservation Garden on the first Saturday of the month at 10 a.m. Or explore the garden’s website.