Classes & events

 Classes & events


 2016 Parade of Homes


Join us at this year's CSHBA Parade of Homes
to see the latest in homebuilding ideas, plus
learn how to save water. For details
on the Parade, visit

Ideas for the Colorado Xeriscape
Friday, Aug. 5 at 3:30 pm 
708 Forest View Way (Allentown Homes)

WaterSense Home Inside Tips
Friday, Aug. 12 at 3:30 pm
2919 Waterfront Dr. (Classic Homes)

Landscape Design: Planning Before Planting
Friday, Aug. 19 at 2:30 p.m.
7780 Wildridge Rd. (Level 1 Homes)

Smart Irrigation Controllers
Friday, Aug. 19 at 3:30 p.m.
7780 Wildridge Rd. (Level 1 Homes)

We are committed to the intelligent use of water. We provide classes with experienced instructors to help you make the best use of this precious resource.

There is no charge for classes and reservations are not required, unless otherwise noted; however, seating is limited and first come, first served.

All classes are held at Colorado Springs Utilities Conservation and Environmental Center, 2855 Mesa Road, home of our beautiful Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. For more information call (719) 668-8232. Facility map and directions for parking.

There is one garden tour opportunity remaining in 2016.

  • Wednesday, Aug. 17
  • 4:30 and 5:30 p.m.

Come for a guided tour of the newest demonstration at the Xeriscape Demonstration Garden. Visit five colorful model front yard landscapes: Easy Care, Prairie, Low Budget, Contemporary and Foothills. Leave with inspiration for your own yard! 

We’ll show you what low-water plants look like in their mature form, point out solutions to common landscape challenges and highlight eye-catching plant combinations. Tours will highlight plants in bloom.