Master Gardener Workshops

Western Municipal Water District partners with the University of California, Division of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of California Cooperative Extension (UCCE) Master Gardener Program of Riverside County to host FREE monthly workshops that focus on gardening and efficient outdoor water use.

Workshops are hosted on the second Saturday of each month. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, workshops are being held virtually.

  1. Upcoming Workshops
  2. Past Workshops


Adding style to your landscape 

September 11, 2021 | 10 a.m.

Speaker: Rob Whipple, Water Resources Specialist III, Western MWD

Western's new Landscape Style Guide will help you replace your lawn with a more joyful and water efficient outdoor space. Rob Whipple, will share eight landscape styles and plant lists that will transform your turf with style. We are sure we have a style for you!

Why saving water today is the No. 1 garden priority 

October 9, 2021 | 10 a.m.

Speaker: Celeste Cantú, UCCE Master Gardener 

Do you require special accommodation?

Any person with a disability who requires a reasonable modification or accommodation in order to participate in meetings should direct requests to at least 48 hours before the meeting.

Learn about our plant of the month:

Salvia clevelandii
Cleveland Sage

133_t_bigThis resilient variety of sage is a drought tolerant, cold resistant abundantly flowering shrub. It spans about 3 to 4 ft' in height and width, having gray green leaves and light purple/lavender flowers on thin, long stalks. The leaves are fragrant, providing a wonderful scent for your garden. Bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies frequent its flowers. This plant can do well in most any soil, and even in larger containers. The blooms appear in May to August and provide summer flowers for your landscape. For more information on the Cleveland Sage, visit Moosa Creek Nursery.

*Photo credit Moosa Creek Nursery.