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Master Gardeners Maricopa County
Do you have a question about the Master Gardener Program?
Master Gardeners are trained volunteers committed to appropriate landscaping and gardening in Maricopa County. We will teach you how to garden in Maricopa County - no gardening experience necessary.
Do you have a question about Gardening?
  • Call or Email the Gardening Hotline
    (602) 827-8201, MaricopaCountyPlantHotline@gmail.com


  • Visit with a Master Gardener in Maricopa County
    • 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
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Looking for FREE gardening information?

Free Online Gardening Library!

  • Science-based research from the University of Arizona
  • Info specific to the low desert
  • Gardening Topics A - Z
Visit the Library!
As Seen in Phoenix Home & Garden Magazine:

Checklist and Ask an Expert columns are provided by Kelly Young, Assistant Agent, ANR/Urban Horticulture Maricopa County Cooperative Extension


An overview of deciduous fruit varieties for Maricopa County from Anna apple to Yakumo Asian pears

Ideal fruit for mid- and high-elevation deciduous fruit and nut varieties

How-to instructions on fruit tree pruning through the life of your trees

Books on Gardening in the Desert:

Purchase Desert Gardening for Beginners
Desert Gardening
for Beginners
$10
more info
buy Desert Landscaping for Beginners
Desert Landscaping
for Beginners
$17.00
more info

Earth Friendly
Desert Gardening
$17.00
more info
Desert Water Gardening For Beginners
Desert Water Gardening
Creating a Balanced
Ecosystem in a
Backyard Pond
$20.00
more info