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Planstravaganza! Among San Diego County’s Most Diverse Water-Wise Plant Sales; Vendors, Professional Consultations Available


October 29, 2015 (Rancho San Diego)--The Water Conservation Garden is hosting its annual Fall Planstravaganza! on Saturday, November 7 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. to help San Diegans make the most of the region’s fall-to-spring planting season and save water while they do it.

The event boasts the most diverse drought-tolerant plant sale in San Diego County. Retailers and growers will sell shrubs, trees, perennials, succulents and more, making the event one-stop shopping for fall and winter gardening essentials.  Plants that get planted during the mild San Diego fall planting season will reward gardeners with strong root systems that allow the plants to establish to their potential by the spring, particularly with this year’s upcoming El Nino. 

Other gardening know-how at the event will include the “Ask the Experts” booths open throughout the day. Experts on making compost, growing cool season veggies, drought-tolerant gardening and arbor care will be on hand to answer questions for the public. Water agencies will provide information on generous rebate programs that assist homeowners in converting their landscapes to be more water-wise. Visitors can also get a head start on their holiday shopping in The Garden's gift shop, which will feature unique garden-inspired treasures, and the Garden membership booth will offer specials exclusive to the event. 

As an added bonus, visitors can schedule a private, 20-minute landscape design consultation with a design professional at the event for only $15. Visitors can bring photos of their current landscape and get feedback on how to create a landscape ideally suited to their needs.  Reservations for this service are highly recommended by calling 619-660-0614 x.10.

Admission to the Fall Planstravaganza! is $3 to the general public. Garden members and children 12 years and younger get in free.  Workshops and all activities throughout the day are included with admission (unless specified) and parking is free.  A complete program is available at

About the Water Conservation Garden

Opened in 1999, the Garden is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to promoting water conservation in the landscape, and the sustainable use of related natural resources, through excellent exhibits and programs that educate and inspire the public. The 6-acre Garden is supported in part by member water agencies, garden partnerships and private donations. For more information, please visit or call 619-660-0614 x.10.

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