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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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Visiting the Garden

The great weather, spring break and the Chihuly in the Garden exhibition are all helping the Garden to sell out. You most likely will be turned away if we are sold out and you don’t have tickets. 

If you plan to visit the Garden, we strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets ahead of time online. It’s fast, easy and you have three options for tickets:

1) you can print them at home and bring them with you;
2) you can write down your confirmation number and bring it with you to the admission window;
3) you can give your name at the admission window and we can look up the order. 

We hope you will visit soon.


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