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Desert Garden Institute

Learn the Tips, Techniques and Tricks to Make the Most of Your Time and Money in the Garden and Landscape

The University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Maricopa County Master Gardeners are pleased to announce their Desert Garden Institute series of classes. This year’s Desert Garden Institute will commence and conclude with late summer and early fall course offerings. While fewer in number, these power-packed classes more than compensate with comprehensive, timely information delivered by the best subject matter experts around! Don’t miss a single one!

Classes are taught at the University of Arizona Cooperative Extension, Maricopa County office at 4341 E. Broadway Rd., Phoenix. The cost of each class session is $25. You can register for each class via credit card up to three days prior to each class or by mailing in a registration form with your payment. Additionally, you can also pay the day of class, cash or check only, on a space-available basis.

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For other gardening and landscaping classes in Maricopa County, please see the Arizona Municipal Water Users Association schedule of classes or our public calendar.

The Mission of the Maricopa County Master Gardener Program is to teach people to select, place and care for plants in an environmentally responsible manner based on research specific to the low desert.

Persons with disabilities may request reasonable accommodations, such as a sign language interpreter, by contacting 602-827-8200 and pressing 311. Requests should be made as early as possible to allow time to arrange the accommodation.


Monarch butterfly by Gail Morris, Master Gardener volunteer