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By Kim Larson February 24, 2016 1095

Free landscape classes, desert plants, and activities at the Glendale Garden Gathering

GLENDALE, Ariz. - The Sonoran Desert comes alive in the spring with blooming flowers and active wildlife. Discover how easy it is to reinvigorate your yard, while saving water, by attending the Glendale Garden Gathering. This special environmental event will take place on Saturday, March 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Glendale Main Library and adjacent Xeriscape Demonstration Garden (5959 W. Brown St.). Learn how you can create a vibrant, desert-friendly landscape that will welcome birds, pollinators, and other beneficial animals.

This free, family-friendly activity will include information booths, gardening crafts for kids, and landscape classes for adults. Come early for a free guided bird walk at 8 a.m. in the Xeriscape Garden, led by Arizona Audubon. Exhibitors from the Arizona Game and Fish Department, Arizona Audubon, Southwest Monarch Study, among others will be on-hand to answer questions, share tips, and provide resources.

Two free classes on desert landscaping will be offered in the Main Library’s auditorium:

• 9:30 to 11 a.m. – Invite Wildlife into Your Yard. Hear from a Valley expert about how to create a sanctuary for wildlife by providing a hospitable habitat compatible with our desert climate.

• 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m. – Stunning Yards are Going Native! Learn about the beauty and diversity of the Sonoran Desert and how you can create an attractive, vibrant, and water-smart landscape with native plants.

Class attendees will receive a free, Arizona-friendly plant after attending a class. Plants are available on a first-come, first-served basis. To register for one or both classes, call 623-930-3760 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Glendale Garden Gathering is coordinated by the City of Glendale Water Services Department –Conservation and Sustainable Living Division and funded by the Arizona Game and Fish Department Heritage Fund. For more information call 623-930-3535 or visit www.glendaleaz.com/waterconservation.



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