Water Wise Seminars


Xeriscape uses low water use plants to create a landscape that is sustainable in Colorado's semi-arid climate. Xeriscape is a combination of the work landscape and the Greek word "xeros," which means dry.

Seven Principles

If designed properly, Xeriscape can be lush, colorful, and easy to care for. The Xeriscape concept is based on seven principles:
  • Planning and designing
  • Limiting turf areas
  • Selecting and zoning plants appropriately
  • Improving the soil
  • Using mulch
  • Irrigating efficiently
  • Maintaining the landscape


Nurseries, books and websites also have a wealth of information about successful Xeriscapes. These resources can help get you started.

Principles of Xeriscape Classes

Tagawa Gardens hosts on a regular basis, free Xeriscape classes.  Xeriscaping offers a way to have beautiful, livable, landscapes without excess water use. Learn about all the principles of Xeriscape in this class series!

All classes are held at:
Tagawa Gardens
7711 S Parker Road
Centennial, CO

Call Tagawa for more information.