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Upcoming Events

  • Spring 2015 Master Gardener Training Class
    Dates: January 6, 2015 - April 28, 2015 (17 consecutive Tuesdays)
    Time: 9:30 am - 12:30 pm
    Location: Surprise City Hall
    16000 N. Civic Center Plaza
    Surprise, AZ 85374
    Application Deadline: Nov. 4, 2014
    Download Application

  • Fall Festival and Plant Sale
    Don't miss the Master Gardener's annual plant sale!
    October 25, 2014
    Metro Tech High School
    1900 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85015. More information coming soon.

  • View July Gardening Events



    Looking for FREE gardening publications?

    • Science-based research from the University of Arizona
    • Info is specifically for the Low-Desert
    • A wide variety of gardening topics
    • Did we mention that they are free?
    • Download now!

    Do you have a question about Gardening?

    • Call our Gardening Hotline
      (602) 827-8201


    • Ask a Master Gardener, at one of our three locations in Maricopa County
      • In Phoenix:
        Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
        4341 E. Broadway Road
        Phoenix, AZ 85040
        (602) 827-8201
        8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
        Monday through Friday
        View Map

      • In the West Valley:
        13815 Camino del Sol
        Sun City West, AZ 85375
        (623) 546-1672
        9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
        Monday through Friday
        View Map

      • In the Northeast Valley:
        Via Linda Senior Center
        10440 E. Via Linda
        Scottsdale, AZ
        (480) 312-8474
        Call to verify summer hours
        9:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
        Monday
        9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
        Thursday
        View Map

    Books on Gardening in the Desert:

    Purchase Desert Gardening for Beginners
    Desert Gardening
    for Beginners
    $8.95
    more info
    buy Desert Landscaping for Beginners
    Desert Landscaping
    for Beginners
    $14.95
    more info

    Earth Friendly
    Desert Gardening
    $14.95
    more info
    Desert Water Gardening For Beginners
    Desert Water Gardening
    Creating a Balanced
    Ecosystem in a
    Backyard Pond
    $17.95
    more info
    Desert Plants for a Water Scarce Environment CD image
    Desert Landscaping
    Version 2.0
    A MULTIMEDIA CD-ROM
    $30
    more info