Sierra Vista Public Library


2600 E. Tacoma
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
(520) 458-4225

This garden is located on the back side of the library and features indigenous and introduced low-water-landscape plants. Penstemons, Arizona rosewood, and desert willows are just a few of the wide assortment of plants featured in this landscape. Passive rainwater harvesting designs direct rainwater through the landscape. Some of the local plants were saved from area construction projects and relocated to the garden. Handouts describing the plants are available from the library staff.


The University of Arizona South

1140 N. Colombo Ave.
Sierra Vista, Arizona 85635
(520) 458-8278

The UAS campus has been planted with lovely, colorful, low water-use landscape plants. From lantanas to acacias, visitors can stroll through various groupings of plants. Many of the plants have been labeled and an extensive plant list created by the Cochise County Master Gardeners Association is available to visitors.

Adjoining the UAS campus is the Plant Sciences Center. In this plant yard, constructed as a repository for plants salvaged from construction projects, visitors can view a 2,500-gallon rainwater harvesting system, 4 demonstration landscapes, and a plant water needs study. The Cochise County Herbarium is also housed at the Plant Sciences Center.