Gardens To Visit in City Limitless | Visit Mesa

May 18, 2022

Gardens To Visit in City Limitless

If you love to spend your day walking down paths surrounded by beautiful flowers, desert plants, or just foliage in general we have some suggestions for you! Check out these photo-worthy gardens in City Limitless!

The Rose Garden

Located at Mesa Community College, the Rose Garden has nearly 9,000 rose bushes. They demonstrate the tremendous number of vibrant colors, flower forms and growth habits that are available for everyone to enjoy.

The best time to see the Garden in bloom is in late March, April, May, June, November, and December.0

Desert Botanical Garden

Discover the tranquil vibrancy of 50,000 desert plants nestled amid the red rocks of the Papago Buttes at Desert Botanical Garden. An Arizona icon for 83 years, the Garden has grown into a compelling attraction and desert conservation pioneer, offering worldly plants, vibrant trails, world-class exhibitions, festive events and so much more.

Experience their current exhibit, Chihuly in the Desert now through June 19th, 2022! Find tickets here.

Queen Creek Botanical Gardens

The Queen Creek Botanical Gardens inspire and educate about elegant edible plants, showing the future of sustainable food production in landscaping. The 10-acre Gardens feature the only fully-operational industrial-age water mills in the American Southwest, shops, and themed demonstration gardens.

The Gardens will provide a place to escape, enjoy the beauty of nature, and learn more about food security through community resources. Fruits, vegetables and other food produced at the Gardens will be available for purchase at the gift shop, or through a weekly produce-subscription service.

Boyce Thompson Arboretum
three butterflies flutter between flowers at Boyce Thompson Arboretum

Visit the Boyce Thompson Arboretum and experience the lush beauty of the Arizona Upland Sonoran Desert at the state's oldest and largest botanical garden. With spectacular views of Picketpost Mountain, Boyce Thompson Arboretum is located in scenic Queen Creek Canyon, just 30 minutes from Mesa, Arizona. Featuring plant collections from the world’s deserts, historic buildings and hidden gardens along miles of trails, the Arboretum is on the National Register of Historic Places.

True Garden Urban Farm

True Garden is the first high-tech greenhouse in the U.S. capable of producing most cool season food crops year-round even in the scorching desert, where temperatures reach 120 degrees during the day and 90 degrees at night during peak months. The greenhouse uses very little energy in the winter months by operating in a naturally vented mode. During the hotter summer months, the greenhouse utilizes a combination of smart and efficient technologies to affordably keep the greenhouse at optimal temperatures, both during the day and night.

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