Demonstrating the Beauty of Saving Water

The Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park provides an educational resource where growing regionally appropriate plants also grows public awareness. Garden visitors can learn how to reduce outdoor water use by implementing sustainable landscaping practices. Consider taking a self-guided walking tour to and discover ways to conserve water while seeing beautiful plants and enjoying the stunning backdrop of Camelback Mountain. Signage topics include selecting and installing Arizona-friendly plants and trees, water harvesting and plant care.

The garden, which is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat, conceals a buried six million gallon reservoir from the adjacent Chaparral Water Treatment Plant and showcases over 7,000 Arizona-friendly plants and 200 plant species.

Hidden from the street, this expansive six 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.

Gardening questions? Call the Master Gardener hotline at 602-827-8201 for gardening questions.

Garden Photos

Park Hours and Location

Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park
8111 E. McDonald Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85250


Park Hours: Sunrise - 10:30 p.m.

Last Updated: Jul 4, 2024

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Scottsdale Water Resources

9312 N. 94th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85258


Monday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
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