Savvy Gardening Classes

The Saving Water Partnership sponsors free Savvy Gardener classes, mainly in the spring and fall to help you have beautiful, healthy landscapes while using water wisely. Some of the classes listed on this page are sponsored by Cascade Water Alliance and are related to Savvy Gardener topics. Please use the contact information provided for each class to register. Early registration is recommended to ensure your spot in a class.

Wildlife-Friendly Gardening for Beauty and Sustainability

Presenter: Emily Bishton, Landscape designer and environmental educator

Welcome songbirds, butterflies, and beneficial insects into your yard while conserving natural resources at the same time. Discover how urban wildlife can provide you with year-round natural pest and weed control and better pollination. Then, learn about design techniques and maintenance practices that can attract and nurture beneficial wildlife in your garden for years to come.

Wednesday, September 28, 6:30 to 8
To register, call (206) 362-8100 or email
Location: North City Water District
1519 NE 177th St.
Shoreline, WA 98155

Fall Fireworks in the Garden

Presenter: Susie Egan, owner of Cottage Lake Gardens

Learn which plants add color, berries and fragrance to the fall and winter garden. Replace fussy, high-maintenance plants with better behaved trees, shrubs and perennials with cool-season interest. Fall is the best time for planting! Dig in your plants now to ensure healthy, well-rooted plants come spring.

Thursday, October 13, 5:30 to 7
To register, call (425) 255-9600
or email
Location: King County Water District No. 90
15606 SE 128th St.
Renton, WA 98059