Gardening in the desert southwest presents its own set of challenges and rewards. But at the Desert Botanical Garden, you’ll find expert staff, sound advice and the answers to all your desert landscaping questions with our one-stop resource designed to help and support you. Here, you’ll find everything you need from our gardening and horticulture specialists who are dedicated to:
- Supporting the Garden’s commitment to the community
- Conserving desert plants of the world with an emphasis on the Southwest
- Educating the community about good gardening practices
- Providing a resource that can help people tackle desert landscaping issues
Keep your desert landscaping looking healthy and vibrant all year long with resources from the Garden:
Gardening Tips from the Experts
- Gardening tips for every month of the year. Click on a month below:
- Find answers to frequently asked gardening questions
- Learn how to grow desert plants with our gardening guides
- Get the latest info about our bi-annual plant sale
Call our plant hotline at 480 481.8120 Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., to get immediate answers for your desert landscape questions, or email us (planthotline[at]dbg.org) with questions.
Desert Landscape School
Receive in-depth training and certification in horticultural techniques and landscaping.
The Garden strives to be a leader in promoting community gardening in the Phoenix area by designing and implementing a community garden with staff and volunteer involvement. The community garden will serve as a model that demonstrates vegetable gardening best practices in the desert environment, promotes educational opportunities, enhances and further develops a sense of community within the Garden. We will share the results with extended communities beyond the Garden.
This project was made possible through a generous grant from the Steele Foundation Inc. The purpose of the grant was to fund phase one of the 2012-2017 Community Garden initiative. This phase of the project will ran through May 2014. The minimum gardener commitment was one year, through May 2013. Gardeners came together to make decisions such as:
- Garden guidelines and rules
- What to plant and when
- Best practices to garden in the desert-organic gardening
- Form various governance committees
Click here to read more about the DBG Community Garden.