Classes & events

 Classes & events

Xeriscape garden

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; 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.

2015 classes

We invite you to plan on attending these first two classes as we work to finalize the complete 2015 schedule. Please check back soon for additional details.

Saturday, Feb. 21, 9 to 10 a.m.
Landscape spring cleanup
This class is still as scheduled; however, if road conditions become unsafe due to the expected winter storm, it will be rescheduled for Wednesday, Feb. 25 from 6 to 7 p.m. (same location). Please call 668-4693 Saturday morning to receive updated information.

  • A healthy landscape requires year-round care. Join us for a spring cleanup tips, including which plants to cut back, timing and how to do it. We will cover common tasks with an emphasis on waterwise perennials, groundcovers, ornamental grasses and basic shrub pruning. Tackling spring cleanup will set up your landscape for success for the summer.

Saturday, March 21, 9 to 10 a.m.
Discover the Possibilities of Xeriscape

  • In this class, you will gain inspiration from photos of water-wise Colorado landscapes. We will explore successful landscaping approaches that work in our climate. Learn what’s involved in renovating your yard toward one of sustainable beauty that withstands periodic drought.