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Center for Desert Living Trail


A desert gardener's delight - this trail showcases ideas and strategies that demonstrate efficient, useful, sustainable and harmonious ways to work with nature in the desert environment. This trail includes the Steele Herb Garden.

Renovation Details

Renovations to the Center for Desert Living Trail will be completed this summer with the addition of an Edible Garden raised bed and upgrades to lighting. The Edible Garden is the core of the trail’s objective and will include a raised bed structure made of recycled concrete and an attractive shade system to provide the proper amount of sun or shade for plants to thrive. Additional improvements to the trail will include a separate display on patio gardening and new interpretive signage to be installed in September.

The trail will reopen at the end of construction in early August. Additional plants will be added through October. Completion of all components is anticipated for early November.



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Early Closure Saturday

The Garden is closing at 12 noon, with last admissions at 11 a.m., this Saturday, April 26 to prepare for a special event. See our Before you Visit page for more information about early closures or to plan your trip to the Garden

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