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Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park

Orange BellsFall is upon us!
Fall is the season to plant, as it allows time for plants to develop vigorous root systems before the heat of summer arrives. If you are planning to purchase plants, choose low-water-use plants that thrive in our desert environment. Visit the garden to see what's in bloom during fall!

Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden TourGarden Tour
Go on a walking tour (approximately two miles) through Scottsdale’s five and a half acre Xeriscape Garden with Bill Casenhiser, the Garden’s caretaker. Registration is required and space is limited. Register today for this free tour! Don't forget your hat, water and sunscreen!

Date: Friday, October 3
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon


Date: Saturday, November 1
Time: 10 a.m. to Noon 

Gardening questions? There is a Master Gardener’s office at Scottsdale’s Via Linda Senior Center. Call 480-312-5810 for gardening questions.

Xeriscape Garden North Kiosk Locate the Xeriscape Garden:
5401 N Hayden Rd
Scottsdale, AZ 85250

Hidden from the street, this expansive 5.5-acre Xeriscape garden is nestled behind the dog park and baseball fields. Parking is off Hayden, just south of McDonald, next to the dog park. Paths to the garden are located next to the dog park and between the softball fields just behind the restrooms.

Wondering how to find the plants you are interested in? 

The garden has over 7,000 plants and 200 species that are beautiful and water thrifty. Use the Plant Finder (exc/41kb/1p) to help you locate the plants you would like to see.

Activities in the garden:
  • Take a self-guided tour.
  • Read and learn about garden topics such as plant care, plant selection, and our desert habitat.
  • Check out our kids activities! Go on a scavenger hunt.

See the garden through video!  See the garden through the pictures below!

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Walking in the Garden

Blanket Flower | Gaillardia pulchella

  What will you see?

 Who might you see?

 What plants can you see?


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