March 22, 2017

Join the city of Scottsdale’s Mustang Library for the Fourth Annual Garden Week from March 27 to April 1, featuring daily programs and how-to clinics. The library is excited to bring local vendors and speakers together to share with our community the latest tips in gardening and landscape sustainability. What better place to gather experts in their fields to talk about topics surrounding the Valley’s spring growing season!

Learn about succulents, container gardening, how to start an urban farm, birds in the garden, and of course, the role that butterflies and bees play in a productive, green garden.  In addition, our local Master Gardeners will be on hand, along with botanical artists, and the Audubon Society.  There will be daily classes, including Landscaping for Small Spaces & Patios and Xeriscape 101. On Saturday, the ABCs of Watering class will teach you about how much and how often to water your landscape and will include hands-on irrigation controller programming.  View complete class schedule and register at the Scottsdale Public Library.

Adria Surovy, water conservation specialist with city of Scottsdale, sets up for the 2016 Garden Week expo.

This year, staff from several city departments, including Water Conservation, Aquatics, and Parks and Recreation, will be onsite at the Gardening Expo on Saturday, April 1 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Visit with professionals and learn about:

  • good grass/bad grass
  • best irrigation techniques
  • efficient pool and garden fountain water health and care
  • successful composting
  • free landscape publications
  • water conservation rebates
  • leak detection advice

If the selection of programs, speakers and exhibitors isn’t enough, and you still want to learn more about gardening, get a Scottsdale Library card and take advantage of the many resources available at Mustang Library:

  • Take a gardening classes online
  • Check out several colorful books and/or videos on plants, landscaping, pools, etc.
  • Download an e-book or movie related to gardening
  • Check out easy listening music to complete your gardening afternoon
Attend the expo and sign up to win this amazing gardening basket!

Additionally, Scottsdale Water offers free water efficiency classes. Learn how to efficiently maintain your lawn, install and maintain your drip irrigation system, and choose plants provide color during our hottest months. Schedule and registration available here.

Finally, just for joining us at the Garden Expo, you are invited to enter our free raffle for a Garden Gift Basket!

The Mustang Library is located at 10101 N. 90th Street, Scottsdale, Arizona 88258. Hours vary by day. Please check the library’s web site.



From time to time, Water – Use It Wisely features guest bloggers who write about topics related to water and water conservation. The author of this blog post, Laura Couty, is a Library Assistant in Adult Services at city of Scottsdale’s Mustang Library. She has been a Library Assistant for almost 10 years, helping to bring adult programs to our active community. The city of Scottsdale is one of 17 Water – Use It Wisely partners to offer water-saving advice and programs.