Xeriscape Garden

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Xeriscape Garden
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UrbanManUSA
Puebla, Mexico657 contributions
Dec 2012 • Couples
We visited Xeriscape the day after visiting Desert Botanical Garden. Not a fair thing to do, because Desert Botanical is so fabulous. That said, for a free park, Xeriscape is very good. Quality signage, educational, an enjoyable moderate walk. Part of Chapparal Park, which is great urban park for walking, riding a bike, or exercising a dog. Tip: Use the parking lot at 5831 N. Hayden, beside the baseball fields, to access Xeriscape.
Written January 1, 2013
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Pat F
Phoenix, AZ27 contributions
May 2013
I am in love with this place & have taken to walking my dog through it if the dog park looks too busy. Honestly, if I had friends in town I'd bring them here before the Desert Botanical Gardens, as this is free (vs. $18) and dynamic.
Written August 4, 2013
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Twogreynomads
419 contributions
Apr 2012 • Friends
Park on the north side of Chapparal Park, near the dog fields, then head to the far east side of the park. Tour around the perimeter of the unique, world renown, water treatment facility. Notice the useful and artful steel/stone architecture, including tall beams and magnificent sliding doors. Water is conserved in a variety of ways: look for basins and how water is routed. Read the signs on kiosks and quotes under your feet for educational input on this garden. Head south to view the terraced gardens. Shade provided by canvass tarps and pulleys. Restrooms. An easy stroll for adults. Energetic children with techy chaperones might be interested in treasure hunting at the site via GPS/geocaching.
Written April 8, 2012
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Lewis D
Scottsdale, AZ163 contributions
Jan 2016 • Solo
As a Scottsdale resident, I go for my morning walks in Chaparral Park almost every day. And as part of my walk, I wander through the Xeriscape Garden and enjoy the serenity and beauty of all of the many hundreds of desert shrubs, cacti and trees that have been assembled in such an attractive manner. If I lived in a home instead of a condo, I would love to have my own personal garden that would be patterned after this public facility. And it is also an educational experience, as there are numerous explanatory signs that help people to understand the value of such landscaping in that it is low maintenance and uses very little water other than the natural rainfall. It is one of my favorite spots in all of greater Scottsdale. In fact I was there early this morning.
Written January 13, 2016
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Usia2014
Calgary, Canada1,689 contributions
Mar 2014 • Couples
We stumbled upon this wonderful garden of xeriscaping while on a bike ride through the area. What a beautiful and clean park to enjoy! Nicely done and well kept, clean and quiet.
Written March 18, 2014
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Dennis F
Hingham, MA135 contributions
Mar 2014 • Friends
This attraction is a part of Chapparal Park that runs along Hayden Ave. which has many youth sports fields and attracts lots of dog walkers. It's quite convenient to take the 101 to McDonald Road east to Hayden and turn south. As mentioned previously, easiest access is from the parking lot near the baseball fields (a couple of blocks south of McDonald). The park is east of the fields and just south of the water treatment plant.

There are various desert plants and trees with explanatory kiosks and signs that provide helpful information about desert ecology and water use. I'm not sure I would go far out of your way to get there, but it is a pleasant place to visit, and the larger park has various walking paths and even a pond by the parking area near Jack Rabbit Road.
Written March 8, 2014
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westchicago
Carefree, AZ1,407 contributions
Dec 2020
It doesn't look like any attention is being paid to this outstanding area; yes, the dog park is wonderful and well used but we walked all around the xeriscape garden and things do not look cared for, signs are missing and there are empty spaces.
Written January 10, 2021
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989emmettm
Scottsdale, AZ245 contributions
Nov 2016 • Couples
This is a comfortable, quiet place with wide paths for
a leisurely stroll, bicycling, and place to walk a dog.
There are many native plants with nice descriptions,
and explanations on what and how to grow them.
Some of the paths are lighted for early morning
walks, or evening enjoyment.
Written November 14, 2016
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retiredteacherAZ
Scottsdale, AZ329 contributions
Sep 2014
This is a great place to come and relax. I bike to this spot and then walk around. There are beautiful plants to see, water displays, and the facility has washrooms on location.
Written June 30, 2015
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Karen K
Scottsdale, AZ14 contributions
Dec 2013 • Family
We were planning to re landscape our yard, changing out grass for a low water landscape. Right in our neighborhood is this great treasure--the city-sponsored Xeriscape garden. Lots of well-labeled plants in beautifully landscaped areas made it east for us to see what would work in our yard just a few blocks away. We went several times to see them at various times of year. It's a great unknown area. You won't fight a crowd or pay admission.
Written November 4, 2014
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