The four-acre Xeriscape Demonstration Garden is located next to the main branch of the Glendale Public Library. It is a home to 400 species of plants which are identified by common and botanical names. Many plants in the garden are low-water and therefore excellent for hot and dry Arizona weather. This award-winning garden is free and open to the public from dawn to dusk. In the Garden, you can check out these specific gardens: the Habitat Garden, the Cactus Garden, the Glendale Rain Garden and the Glendale Tree Trail. Don’t forget to pick up free landscaping brochures inside the library.
The Glendale Habitat Garden
Located near the south entrance of the Glendale Main Library, in this section you can find native Sonoran Desert plants and plenty of shade which provides welcoming habitat for plants, wildlife and people.
The Cactus Garden
Located north of the Main Library’s parking lot, it contains over 250 different species of cacti and succulents. On the east end you can find mostly native Sonoran Desert plants and on the west side desert adapted plants from other continents like Africa and South America.
Located at the front entrance of the Glendale Main Library. Here you can see how the Rain Garden spreads and sinks rainwater from the library roof where it is used directly by native plants.
Desert Food Forest
Located at the Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden showcases desert-edible trees, shrubs, perennials and succulents. This Food Forest provides a local food source, improves air and storm water quality and serves as a habitat for local wildlife.
Located at the Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden, the Tree Trail provides examples of small and medium-size desert-adapted trees with signage that demonstrates proper tree care practices.
For more information check the website.
Don’t forget and please:
- Stay on the trails
- Wear close-toed shoes
- Don’t feed the animals.
- Keep pets on a leash
- Don’t throw trash
- Don’t damage plants and animals
- Keep an eye on your children
See you there!