Classes & Events

SMWD Landscape Workshops

Santa Margarita Water District is proud to present hands-on workshops and classes by landscaping and design professionals. 

NEW SMWD Online Workshop!

Gardening with Style: Landscape Design & Climate-Friendly Templates

Cal Native StyleThumbnailFriday, 10/2 from 12pm–1pm 

  1. In this online workshop we will explore:
  2. 1. SMWD's Climate-Friendly Templates: Mediterranean, California Native, and Southwest
  3. 2. Focal Trees
  4. 3. Hardscape and softscape elements of each design style
  5. 4. Developing a successful plant palette
  6. 5. Introduction to OCPlants.org

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For more information email us at efficiency@smwd.com


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CLASSES OFFERED BY METROPOLITAN WATER DISTRICT OF SOUTHERN CA:

VIRTUAL CA Friendly & Native Plant Landscape Training (Part 1)

Upcoming Online Workshops:

Tuesdays from 5 pm–6 pm on the following dates: 9/29, 10/6, 10/13, 10/20, 10/27, 11/3

Wednesdays on the following dates: 9/23 (SPANISH)

In this workshop you will learn how to:
1. Look at your yard as a mini-watershed
2. Build healthy, living soil
3. Hold rainwater on your property
4. Select local native plants that minimize water use and maximize biodiversity
5. Control your irrigation to minimize water waste

Reserve your spot today.

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VIRTUAL Turf Removal & Garden Transformation Workshop (Part 2)

Upcoming Online Workshops: 

Tuesdays from 5 pm–6 pm on the following dates: 9/24, 

Thursdays from 5 pm–6 pm on the following dates: 10/1, 10/8, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/5

Saturday from 11 am–12 pm on the following date: 9/26

In this workshop you will learn how to:
1. Evaluate your landscape and plan your garden transformation
2. Identify the type of turf grass in your yard
3. Remove grass without chemicals
4. Build healthy, living soil
5. Implement a maintenance schedule

Reserve your spot today.

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VIRTUAL MWD Garden Design Workshop (Part 3)

(Must have attended either Part 1 or Part 2 to enroll.)

Upcoming Online Workshops: 

Tuesday at 7 pm on the following dates: 10/13

Thursday at 7 pm on the following dates: 10/1 & 10/29

This is a 90-minute webinar, 75 minutes of instruction and 15 minutes for questions.

In this class you will learn how to design a successful watershed wise landscape:
1.Sizing and siting the rainwater capture area
2. Developing a palette of climate-appropriate plants
3. Applying key design principles
4. Laying out a successful planting plan with hydrozones

Reserve your spot today.

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Workshops & Classes by Others

Tree of Life Nursery

The Tree of Life Nursery has a great series of workshops throughout the year. Without a doubt the most popular is their six-part series on how to Replace Your Lawn. View full workshop schedule.

OC Master Gardeners

The OC Master Gardeners host free workshops and interpretive native garden walks at Reata Park. View their events or call 949-809-9760.