SCV Gardening Classes

Too much or too little water, wind, or sun, can be harmful to any garden. But with a little knowledge and water-wise attitude, you can work with the environment to make your garden healthy and attractive.

Our Santa Clarita Valley-Friendly Gardening Program offers a classroom and garden setting for those who want to learn more about gardening and conservation.

Click on a class title below to register.

Jun 08

Caring for the Top 30 Plants for the SCV

June 8 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Jun 10

Choosing Shrubs and Native Plants for the SCV

June 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 15

Sustainable Landscape Basics

July 15 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Jul 20

Designing Sustainable Landscapes

July 20 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aug 10

Top 30 Plants for the SCV

August 10 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Aug 12

Landscape Ideas for Using Less Grass

August 12 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 09

Dealing with Weeds, Pests and Diseases

September 9 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Sep 14

Irrigating Sustainable Landscapes

September 14 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Oct 19

Creating a Landscape Plan and Budget

October 19 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Oct 21

Trees for the SCV Landscape

October 21 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Nov 02

Sustainable Landscape Management

November 2 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Nov 04

All About SCV Soils and Fertilizers

November 4 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dec 02

How To Remove a Lawn

December 2 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Dec 11

Caring for the Top 30 Plants for the SCV

December 11 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Note: Instructors may change without notice.

Instructor Bios

(click on a name to see bio)

John Windsor
Tim Wheeler
Stephen Williams

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 21 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 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 a number of certifications and licenses including Certified Arborist, Water Use Efficiency Practitioner, and Certified Landscape Water Auditor.

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. Stephen is Professor of Horticulture Mt. SAC where he has been teaching free, weekly Home Gardening classes 10 years.