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Carefree Desert Gardens join communities throughout the United States in a celebration of National Public Gardens Day! This day of public garden awareness traditionally occurs on the Friday preceding Mother’s Day weekend, inviting communities nationwide to explore the diverse beauty of their local green spaces and to take advantage of local conservation, education and environmental preservation resources.

Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion
10 a.m. – Desert Medicinal Plants presentation by community herbalist JoAnn Sanchez
12:30 p.m. – Carefree Desert Gardens Photo Contest Awards Ceremony hosted by Vice-Mayor John Crane

In the Gardens
Ongoing – Docent-led garden tours with Lee Brownson, plein-air artists and live music.

National Public Gardens Day was established in 2009 as a day to promote awareness about North America’s arboreta, zoos, and historic, botanic and public gardens. Members of the American Public Gardens Association, a Pennsylvania non-profit organization that supports, resources and promotes public gardens in North America, created the event as a way to increase knowledge about the educational resources public gardens provide within local communities.