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Chandler's Xeriscape Demonstration GardenXeriscape Garden

Chandler's Xeriscape Demonstration Garden is a joint projects among the Water Conservation Division, the Arts Commission, and the Parks Division.

It features community art, walking paths and water-wise plants and is designed to demonstrate a low maintenance landscape full of color and fragrance. The park was originally installed in 1987 and was recently remodeled.
  • Xeriscape Demonstration Garden
    410 N. Arrowhead Dr.
    Northeast corner of Erie St. and Arrowhead Dr.
The Xeriscape Garden is a functional, user-friendly demonstration space with mature trees, shrubs and plants found in the "Landscape Plants of the Desert Southwest" booklet available from the Water Conservation office. There is a granite path that flows between areas of the garden where themes include a children/pet friendly area, a wildlife garden and a low maintenance garden. Changes in grading help to reduce erosion and also highlight passive water harvesting techniques through the installation of berms and swales. Large signage explains design and landscaping techniques and smaller signs on many of the plants identify them by Latin and common name.
New sculpture art in the park was created through a partnership with the Chandler Arts Commission and Chandler Unified School District’s Art Masterpiece program. Artist Juanita Hull-Carlson worked with 5th and 6th grade students from Erie Elementary School to create the artworks on display.

A Desert Diamond by artist Juanita Hull-CarlsonInteractive Art Tour

  • Use Water Wisely: A Desert Diamond
    Arizona artist Juanita Hull Carlson was selected to create a sculptural element within the perimeter of the City of Chandler’s Xeriscape and Water Conservation Garden. The artist used concrete, tile and glass mosaic to create artworks with neighborhood participation. The project is designed to help enhance the message of water conservation and is the culmination of a six-month neighborhood arts project that the local community is worthy of pride and praise.
Landscaping Resources
  • Need some landscaping ideas?
    The City's Water Conservation Division has a number of articles to help you start thinking about creating a unique landscape that fits your personality and is easy to maintain.

City of Chandler
Water Conservation Office  

You might also like to visit the Chandler Hummingbird Habitat located in Desert Breeze Park at 660 N. Desert Breeze Parkway. The garden features more than fifty species of plants that not only survive on very little water but also are attractive to hummingbirds and other wildlife.
Chandler Parks Department