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Upcoming Events

  • Spring 2015 Master Gardener Training Class
    Dates: January 6, 2015 - May 5, 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
    8:00 am - 2:00 pm Metro Tech High School
    1900 W. Thomas Rd., Phoenix, AZ 85015. Visit website

  • View September and October 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