Double Your Support of the Garden this Season!

The Garden has long dealt with droughts and diverse temperatures in the areas we work, but we have also spent years preparing for the issues climate change will bring to our local ecosystems. The Garden’s commitment to our grounds and our conservation work has grown, as we expand our role in local restoration projects, invest in seed bank research, and educate and engage local youth on the ways they can help our native plants and ecosystems. Though the climate may change, your support helps the Garden weather any changes that comes our way.



Your year-end support will help the Garden expand these efforts, including an increased focus in 2023 on:

  • Studying, conserving, and propagating rare plants from the Otay Mountain Wilderness
  • Expansion of restoration of the Cottonwood Creek watershed in Ocean Knoll Canyon in Encinitas
  • Protecting pollinators to save native San Diego County bees

And thanks to a pledge from our Board of Trustees, they have committed to match all gifts to this year-end appeal dollar for dollar, up to $50,000!


Your gift shows your support of our increased focus on botanical science and conservation, with your gift doubled by the Board’s matching challenge. The winds and weather may change, but your support helps the Garden withstand these changes and survive whatever comes our way. Please donate today. 

The Garden also welcomes donations of stock, vehicles, or from your annual IRA rollover (for those over 72 years of age), as well as matching gifts from your employer. For more information on these options, please contact Lenise Andrade at or (760) 436-3036 x205.