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.
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.
Interactive 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.
- 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.