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Resources
The following listing offers a variety of information. View information for:
Water Conservation Offices
Cooperative Extension Offices
Landscape Professional Organizations
Demonstration Gardens
Web Sites


Water Conservation Offices
City of Avondale
Water Conservation Office
399 E. Lower Buckeye Rd., Ste. 100
Avondale, AZ 85323
Telephone: (623) 333-4400
TTY: (623) 333-0010
http://www.avondale.org/index.aspx?NID=203

City of Chandler
Water Conservation Office
P.O. Box 4008, MS-404
Chandler, AZ 85244-4008
Telephone: (480) 782-3580
TTY: (480) 367-8939
http://chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=369

Town of Gilbert
Water Conservation Office
90 E. Civic Center Dr.
Gilbert, AZ 85296
Telephone: (480) 503-6896
TTY:
http://www.gilbertaz.gov/water/

City of Glendale
Water Conservation Office
5959 W. Brown St.
Glendale, AZ 85302-1248
Telephone: (623) 930-3596
TTY: (623) 930-2197
http://glendaleaz.gov/waterconservation/

City of Goodyear
H20 365 Office
P.O. Box 5100
Goodyear, AZ 85338-0900
Telephone: (623) 932-3010
TTY: (623) 932-6500
http://www.goodyearaz.gov/

City of Mesa
Water Conservation Program
P.O. Box 1466
Mesa, AZ 85211-1466
Telephone: (480) 644-3306
TTY: (480) 644-2778
http://www.mesaaz.gov/conservation/

City of Peoria
Water Conservation Office
8401 W. Monroe S., Ste. 300
Peoria, AZ 85345-6560
Telephone: (623) 773-7160
TTY: (623) 773-7221
http://conserve.peoriaaz.gov/

City of Phoenix
Water Conservation Office
200 W. Washington St., 9th Floor
Phoenix, AZ 85003-1611
Telephone: (602) 261-8367
TTY: (602) 534-1113
http://www.phoenix.gov/waterservices/wrc/index.html

City of Scottsdale
Water Conservation Office
9312 N. 94th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85258-5519
Telephone: (480) 312-5650
TTY: (480) 312-5419
http://www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov/water

City of Tempe
Water Utilities Dept., Conservation
P.O. Box 5002
Tempe, AZ 85280-5002
Telephone: (480) 350-2668
TTY: (480) 350-8400
http://www.tempe.gov/conservation/

Cooperative Extension Offices
Landscape resource University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Offices University of Arizona Cooperative Extension
Forbes 301, P.O. Box 210036
Tucson, AZ 85721-0036
Telephone: (520) 621-7205
http://extension.arizona.edu

Landscape resource University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Offices Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
4341 E. Broadway Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85040-8807
Telephone: (602) 470-8086
http://cals.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden

Landscape resource University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Offices Pima County Cooperative Extension
4210 N. Campbell Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85719-1109
Telephone: (520) 626-5161
http://cals.arizona.edu/pima/smartscape

Landscape Professional Organizations
Landscape resource University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Offices American Society of Landscape Architects - Arizona Chapter
30 North Third Avenue, Suite 200
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Telephone: (602) 258-8668
Fax: (602) 273-6814
http://www.azasla.org/

Landscape resource University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Offices Arizona Landscape Contractors Association (ALCA)
5425 E. Bell Rd., Ste. 105
Scottsdale, AZ 85254
Telephone: (602) 626-7091
http://www.azlca.com

Landscape resource University of Arizona Cooperative Extension Offices Arizona Nursery Association
1430 W. Broadway, Ste. A-180
Tempe, AZ 85282-1199
Telephone: (480) 966-1610
http://www.azna.org


Demonstration Gardens
landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Avondale Demonstration Garden
11465 West Civic Center Drive
Avondale, AZ 85323
Phone: (623) 478-3373
The Avondale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden is located outside of the City Hall building. The garden demonstrates the utilization of low-water-use trees, shrubs, and ground covers. The garden is over 25,000 square feet and contains over 900 plants.


landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Chandler Xeriscape Demonstration Garden
Northwest Corner of Erie Street and Arrowhead Dr.
Chandler, AZ
http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=687
Chandler's Xeriscape Garden is a functional, user-friendly demonstration space with mature low water use trees, shrubs and plants originally installed in 1987. A recent remodel added additional plants and signs. Changes in grading help to reduce erosion and also highlight passive water harvesting techniques through the installation of berms and swales. Artist Juanita Hull-Carlson worked with 5th and 6th grade students to create the artworks on display.
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landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Chandler Hummingbird Habitat
660 North Desert Breeze Boulevard East
Chandler, AZ
Phone: 480-782-2727
http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=679
This shady, inviting garden features more than fifty species of plants that not only survive on very little water but also are attractive to hummingbirds and other wildlife. The Hummingbird Habitat is part of Desert Rivers Audubon's Bird Habitat Recognition program.
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landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Veterans Oasis Park
4050 E. Chandler Heights Rd.
Chandler, AZ 85249
http://www.chandleraz.gov/default.aspx?pageid=682
Veterans Oasis Park covers 113 acres and feature both lush wetland and arid habitat suitable for the diverse plants and wildlife of the Sonoran Desert. This "non-traditional" facility capitalizes on the divergent and plentiful outdoor recreation opportunities at the site created by the park land, lake, and wetlands/groundwater recharge basins. The shallow basins infiltrate high quality reclaimed water to the subsurface aquifer for storage and recovery as part of the City's comprehensive reclaimed water management plan. The park also includes 4.5 miles of trails, wildlife viewing areas; ramadas and picnic areas; a butterfly and hummingbird habitat; an outdoor amphitheater; a unique, learning-oriented playground; a 5-acre community fishing lake; a Solar System Walk; equestrian trails; and interpretive signs and exhibits.


landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch
2757 E. Guadalupe Road
Gilbert, AZ
Phone: (480) 503-6744
http://www.riparianinstitute.org
The Gilbert Riparian Preserve at Water Ranch was opened in 1999. While the Preserve's primary purpose is to recharge 1.4 billion gallons of treated reclaimed water into the aquifer every year, the facility was also designed as a 110-acre park where the public can enjoy a wide variety of recreational activities. A highlight of the Preserve is the many bird species that can be found there. It has been officially recognized by the Audubon Society, creating a true gem in the Sonoran Desert.


landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden
Glendale Public Library 5959 West Brown Street
Glendale, AZ
http://www.glendaleaz.com/waterconservation/xeriscapegarden.cfm
The 4-acre xeriscape garden surrounds the Glendale Main Library and has themed-gardens, including the Cactus Garden, Rain Garden, Tree Trail, and Habitat Garden. The award-winning garden contains over 400 species of desert-adapted plants. By walking the garden paths, you'll see plants at their mature size, find examples of good plant combinations, and discover ideas for your landscape. Signs identify many of the plants and there is a free audio tour available. It is recommended you bring a note pad and pen to write down names of plants you would like in your yard. There is no cost to walk through the garden, and it is open to the public every day of the year from sunrise to sunset.
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landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Peoria Desert Fusion Garden
8401 W Monroe Street
Peoria, AZ 85345
Phone: (623) 773-7286
http://www.peoriaaz.gov
Peoria's Desert Fusion Garden is an award-winning garden certified as a Natural Wildlife Habitat by the National Wildlife Federation. Five separate areas were designed to encourage people to rethink preconceived ideas of what low-water-use landscaping looks like, ultimately helping citizens understand what Xeriscape is and is not. The Garden reveals that color, dimension, creativity, and even turf can work harmoniously together to create a beautiful low-water-use landscape.
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landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Desert Botanical Garden
1201 North Galvin Parkway
Phoenix, AZ 85008
Phone: (480) 941-1225
http://www.dbg.org
The Desert Botanical Garden is one of the world's renowned botanical gardens, hosting more than a thousand different cacti and other unusual plants from the arid lands of the world, growing on 140 acres amidst a beautiful natural desert setting. The Garden has expert staff, numerous workshops, and many resources to assist you with your landscape projects. The Garden's many docents are happy to answer questions and conduct regular tours of the garden. Visit the website for upcoming events, including the not-to-be-missed bi-annual plant sale.
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landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area UofA Cooperative Extension Demonstration Garden
4341 E. Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040
Phone: 602-470-8086
http://cals.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden/
Cared for by Maricopa County Master Gardeners, this mature garden features desert adapted plants, extensive vegetable gardens, a comprehensive herb garden cared for by the Arizona Herb Association, rose garden and turf examples. The garden is open during daylight hours.
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landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Scottsdale Xeriscape Garden at Chaparral Park
Southeast corner of Hayden and McDonald
Scottsdale, AZ
Phone: 480-312-5659
http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/Water/Conservation/Garden
Hidden from the street, this expansive 5.5-acre garden is nestled behind the dog park and baseball fields of Chaparral Park and is open for self-guided walking tours during regular park hours. Visitors can learn about desert-friendly landscaping and see plants that are both beautiful and water thrifty. Follow the main path through the garden to Terraced Cascade, the stunning environmental art piece by Lorna Jordan.
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landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Boyce Thompson Southwestern Arboretum
37615 U.S. Highway 60
Superior, AZ 85273
Phone: (520) 689-2811; business office (520) 689-2723
http://cals.arizona.edu/BTA
Located on Highway 60 East, 3 miles west of Superior, Arizona

The Arboretum brings together plants from deserts and dry lands across the world and displays them alongside unspoiled examples of the native Sonoran Desert vegetation. Find inspiration in the in the low water use Demonstration Garden, rest in the shade of the towering trees in Queen Creek Canyon, and take in the expansive southwestern vistas from the High Trail. No matter the season, you will enjoy a memorable experience among a remarkable variety of arid plants in a unique desert setting.
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landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Tempe Xeriscape Demonstration Garden
Located on the Northeast corner of College Avenue and Weber Drive
Tempe, AZ
Phone: (480) 350-2668
http://tempe.gov/city-hall/public-works/water/water-conservation/xeriscape-demonstration-garden
Located at Tempe Woman's Club Park, this xeriscape garden highlights both Sonoran and Mediterranean plant palettes and provides practical ideas for backyards and workplaces. The garden also features an area that attracts hummingbirds.
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landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
2021 N. Kinney Rd.
Tucson, AZ
Phone: (520) 883-2702
http://www.desertmuseum.org
The Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum is regularly listed as one of the top ten zoological parks in the world. Focused on the conservation of the Sonoran Desert region, the Museum encompasses 21 interpreted acres with two miles of walking paths through various desert habitats. It houses 230 animal species, 1,200 types of plants, and one of the world's most extensive mineral collections. A fantastic place to explore the plants, animals, and habitats native to our unique and amazing desert.
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landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Tohono Chul Park
7366 N. Paseo del Norte
Tucson, AZ
Phone: (520) 742-6455
http://tohonochulpark.org/gardens/
Nestled into Tohono Chul's 49 acres of natural Tucson desert are multiple distinct botanical gardens. Easy to traverse and handicap accessible paths meander throughout the grounds. The Demonstration Garden presents many ideas for creating a desert oasis at your home using native plants and local materials. The Hummingbird Garden hosts both resident and visiting hummers and showcases the plants that draw them.
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landscape resource demonstration gardens in the phoenix area Tucson Botanical Gardens
2150 N. Alvernon Way
Tucson, AZ
Phone: (520) 326-9686
http://www.tucsonbotanical.org
The Tucson Botanical Gardens is a tranquil oasis in the heart of Tucson. It features a host of themed gardens, workshops, tours, and, of course, a wealth of inspiration. Bring the little ones for the children's garden, browse the interactive touch carts, familiarize yourself with desert adapted plants, and experience one of the best butterfly houses in the country.
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Web Sites
Landscape resource websites Arizona Department of Water Resources http://www.azwater.gov

Landscape resource websites Arizona Municipal Water Users Association (AMWUA) http://www.amwua.org

Landscape resource websites Arizona Native Plant Society http://www.aznps.com/

Landscape resource websites Desert Botanical Garden http://www.dbg.org

Landscape resource websites Maricopa County Cooperative Extension http://cals.arizona.edu/maricopa/garden

Landscape resource websites University of Arizona Cooperative Extension http://extension.arizona.edu


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