Go to a Workshop

Online and in-person workshops are available to Helix customers throughout the year. Check the events calendar on our homepage for dates!

The Landscape Makeover Program

The San Diego County Water Authority's FREE, three-hour online workshops will give you the skills  to create a yard that loves San Diego as much as you do! Each workshop, taught by a local landscape design professional, focuses on specific landscape topics with a “do-it-yourself” approach.

The Workshop Series

  • Plan Ahead: Understanding Soil and Site Assessment
  • Design: Shape Your Space
  • Plants: Inspiring Choices for Our Region
  • Water and Irrigation: Utilizing a Precious Resource
  • Installation and Maintenance: Protecting Your Investment

Learn More and Check the Schedule

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The Water Conservation Garden

The Garden offers three ways to learn about water-efficient landscaping.

Docent-Led Garden Tours
A Garden Docent leads a free tour of The Garden at 9 a.m. on the first Saturday of the month. It's an opportunity to ask about and compare plants.

Weekend Workshops
The Garden hosts 1-2 hour workshops on Saturdays and Sundays on plants, soil, irrigation and rainwater harvesting.

Consult With a Landscape Designer 
Get helpful, one-on-one advice for your landscaping project from a professional landscape designer or architect. You submit photos, a survey and sketches in advance, then meet for 45 minutes online or over the phone.

Explore The Garden's Calendar

Learn How to Consult With a Landscape Designer

The Green Gardens Group 

The Green Gardens Group leads online workshops on weeknights all year long. Learn about turf removal, water-efficient irrigation, garden design, landscaping with California native plants, how to operate your irrigation controller and more.

Explore the Green Gardens Group Workshop Calendar

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