Landscape Workshops

Up to 70 percent of your water use is outdoors. Scottsdale's Water Conservation Office offers free landscape workshops designed to help residents learn how to use water more efficiently and still have a lush, beautiful landscape.

Shady Terrace Classroom

Workshops are held at the Via Linda Senior Center, Granite Reef Senior Center, the Mustang Library or the Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park.

6:00 to 8:30 P.M. Weekdays
10:00 to 1:00 P.M. Saturdays
(unless specified)


Free to Scottsdale residents.

Registration bill be available online or by phone one month prior to the start of the workshops. You may register for early notification of workshops.


Workshops are offered in March/April and October/November. Be sure to visit our website 1-2 months in advance to sign up for the workshops. Advanced registration is required and space is limited. Registration will be available online or by phone two months prior to the start of the workshops.

You may register for early notification of workshops.

Examples of past workshop topics and comments from attendees are listed below.

How to Program Your Irrigation Controller
Learn to program your irrigation controller during this hands-on workshop.

We've done everything wrong. Ouch! -
Jo & Aubrey Roberts

Drip Irrigation Design & Installation

Learn how to design and install a drip irrigation system in your landscape.

A great benefit for all gardeners! Informative & entertaining. - Richard & Jeannie Robinson

Drip Irrigation Maintenance, Troubleshooting & Repair
Learn how to maintain, troubleshoot, and repair an irrigation system.

Extremely informative, fastpaced, lighthearted and well organized. - Bob Castle

Plant Care in the Desert
Proper techniques for watering, fertilizing, pruning and other maintenance tips for your desert garden.


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