Desert Garden Community Day 2012

Desert Garden Community Day on Saturday October 6, 2012 – One sometimes needs to be reminded that the Palm Springs Valley is actually a desert.  Yes, it may have been developed as one of the most beautiful and serene golf destinations in the world—with courses at the Westin Mission Hills and Rancho Las Palmas Resorts practically in my own back yard—but desert plantings and gardening are a true art, and there are many who love sharing their knowledge and expertise.

The 7th Annual Desert Garden Community Day—which is sponsored by the Desert Horticultural Society and the City of Palm Desert—takes place this year on Saturday, October 6th, 2012 from 9:00 a.m. until 1:00 p.m.   Located at the Henderson Community Building at the intersection of Highway 111 and El Paseo in Palm Desert, the event will boast plenty of fun and interesting exhibits that both entertain and inform the entire family—and best of all, it’s free!  Guided tours of the Eric Johnson Memorial Gardens are just the beginning.  Exhibits and information booths from gardening clubs, local water authorities, and even The Living Desert will be set up to offer garden design  tips and ways to conserve water when planning and executing your private desert oasis.  After all, the Desert Horticultural Society’s mission is “to promote the use of desert-appropriate plants in an attractive, environmentally sustainable landscape.”

A fun outing for both visitors and residents of the communities of the Greater Palm Springs Oasis, the Desert Community Day is always a great event.  See you there!