Landscape and Gardening Workshops

Landscape and Gardening Workshops

Whether you’re a seasoned gardener or just starting, our classes cover everything from sustainable design to water-wise practices. Cultivate your skills and join us on a journey to a thriving and beautiful garden! We’re excited to bring back in-person workshops for 2024!

Our Santa Clarita Valley Landscape and Gardening Workshops offer opportunities for those who want to learn more about sustainability and gardening. Join us throughout the year to spruce up your gardening knowledge. Whether you are a beginner or an expert, our instructors will have something for everyone.

What to Expect in Our Landscape and Gardening Workshops

Join us at SCV Water for a series of six in-person workshops scheduled throughout 2024, with varying locations and topics every two months. Immerse yourself in a hands-on and enlightening experience designed to enrich your knowledge of sustainable landscaping practices and gardening essentials. Our seasoned instructors will lead you through diverse topics, offering valuable insights. Prepare to delve into sustainable landscaping, armed with newfound knowledge and a rekindled passion to transform your outdoor spaces!

Please note that due to limited space availability, these workshops are exclusively open to SCV Water Customers.

2024 Landscape and Gardening Workshop Schedule

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2024 Landscape and Gardening Workshop Schedule

Date Topic Setting Register
February 10, 2024 @ 9 a.m. - Noon Sustainable Landscape Design In-person February
April 6, 2024 @ 9-11 a.m. Bridgeport Park Sustainable Landscape Demonstration Garden Expo  In-person April
June 15, 2024 @ 9- 11 a.m. Smart Watering: Landscape Irrigation 101  In-person June
July 13, 2024 @ 9-11 a.m. Selecting the Perfect Plants for SCV Landscapes  In-person July
September 14, 2024 @ 9-11 a.m. Water-Wise Lawns: Thriving Turf Care and Sustainable Alternatives In-person September
October 12, 2024 @ 9-11 a.m. Sustainable Gardens: Native Plant Mastery at Bridgeport Park  In-person October

Click here to view gardening class recordings from 2023.

Our Instructors

John Windsor

John Windsor is a Certified Arborist and a California Certified Nurseryman. He has been a Horticultural Advisor in the Santa Clarita Valley for the last 22 years. He has a teaching credential in Horticulture and teaches gardening and landscape classes at the local Adult School and the Santa Clarita Department of Parks and Recreation.


Tim Wheeler

Tim Wheeler has degrees in both Horticulture Science and Park Administration. He has been in the Green Industry for over 25 years. During that time, he has specialized in landscape management, landscape education, and water conservation. Tim has held several certifications and licenses including Certified Arborist, Water Use Efficiency Practitioner, and Certified Landscape Water Auditor.


Stephen Williams

Stephen Williams received his horticultural training at Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, California. He honed his skills at Descanso and Huntington Botanical Gardens, where he worked as garden staff and plant propagator/nursery manager for ten years. He has been affiliated with UCCE Master Gardeners since 1996.