Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park

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 to reduce outdoor water use, fosters development of sustainable landscaping and enlists community participation to conserve water resources for the future.

Xeriscape Garden Wall

The garden, which is a National Wildlife Federation Certified Wildlife Habitat, conceals a buried 5.5 million gallon reservoir from the adjacent Chaparral Water Treatment Plant and showcases over 7,000 plants and 200 species. Through signage and an interactive plant guide, park visitors can learn about low-water use plants and trees, water harvesting and other tips for caring for desert landscape.

Gabions in the garden

Read and learn about garden topics such as plant care, plant selection, and our desert habitat.

Hidden from the street, this expansive 6-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 602-827-8201for gardening questions.

Garden Information

Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park
8111 E. McDonald Drive
Scottsdale, AZ 85250
P: 480-312-3111

Park Hours
Sunrise - 10:30 p.m.

Map to Xeriscape garden

Download map of Garden