Desert Gardens Seminars

Now in its 20th season, the Town of Carefree is pleased to offer its popular annual garden seminars, to be held monthly from January through April 2023 on various Saturdays of the month beginning at 9:30 a.m.  The quiet beauty of Carefree Desert Gardens has been enchanting and educating visitors and residents to the wonders of the desert landscape since its creation in 2002.  

Each seminar focuses on a gardening topic of interest and features an expert speaker.  

No registration required, $5 donation at the door. 


2023 Desert Gardens Seminar Series Schedule:

January 14, 2023 CANCELLED | 9:30am - 12:00pm | Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion, 101 Easy Street 

Join popular gardening educator, Carol as she discusses the vital role insects play in our local ecology. She will introduce us to the wonderful and fascinating world of insects and help us discover who our gardens' allies and enemies are.Saturday, 



Saturday, February 11, 2023 | 9:30am - 12:00pm | Sanderson Lincoln, Pavilion 101 Easy Street

A Stage 1 Water Alert activation of the Drought Management Plan issued in June 2022 by the city of Phoenix, brings to the forefront that it is crucial we each do our part. Kirti will show us that through water-efficiency, sensible planning, and proper all-around maintenance, we can still have beautiful landscapes in times of extreme drought and continue to enjoy thriving outdoor spaces.


Year-Round Color From Your Landscape

Saturday, March 11, 2023 | 9:30am - 12:00pm | Council Chambers, 33 Easy Street

Local garden writer Dr. Jacqueline Soule will discuss low water plants that will help your landscape look colorful, lush, and inviting to you – especially in the cooler months of our winter when we want to use our yards.



Saturday, April 15, 2023 | 9:30am - 12:00pm | Council Chambers, 33 Easy Street

Explore ideas to help create your own oasis in smaller spaces whether a small yard, courtyard, balcony, patio, or several smaller areas within a larger space. Knowing the right plant for the right place is essential to creating the ideal space to bring more success and enjoyment to how you live outside.