Smartscape Series


Smartscape: A Training Program for Landscape Professionals™ consists of eight classes taught by University of Arizona faculty and local business professionals.  They provide informative, research-based instruction designed to promote best landscape management practices for the urban Sonoran Desert.

This FREE series is designed for landscape professionals who are responsible for the health and beauty of landscapes in their care.

For example: Landscape Installation & Maintenance, Irrigation, Designers/Architects, Nursery, HOA/Neighborhood Association Representatives, Property Managers, Groundskeepers for Schools/Parks, Multi-Family, Commercial, and Municipal. Students are also welcome!

Dates: January 7 – February 6, 2020

Days: Tuesday and Thursday

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.

Please Note – Location: Ellie Towne Community Center: 1660 W. Ruthrauff Rd.

Seating is limited. Registration is required REGISTER HERE

Persons with a disability may request a reasonable accommodation, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting the Pima Smartscape Program at 520-626-5161. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.



REGISTERING FOR ONE CLASS SIGNS YOU UP FOR ALL CLASSES IN THE SERIES.  Class order subject to change.


If making up class(es), please call Debbie @ 626-5161.  Do not register here.

  • Plants, Soils & Water
    January 7, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Landscape Irrigation Systems
    January 9, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Landscape Water Management
    January 14, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Desert-Adapted Plants
    January 16, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Maintaining Desert-Adapted Plants
    January 21, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Landscape Design & Renovation
    January 23, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Plant Selection & Installation
    January 28, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Plant Disorders
    January 30, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Exam
    February 4, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm
  • Certificates and Tucson Water Presentation
    February 6, 2020
    3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Class order subject to change.  Dates will remain the same. (more…)