Desert Garden Tour – March 26, 2017

Every year the Desert Horticultural Society of Coachella Valley organizes a desert garden tour in Palm Springs, California. The goal of the tour is to introduce Society and community members to the myriad low-water and habitat-friendly garden ideas available to our desert gardeners.

Online Registration is Now Closed

Get Info for Paying When You Get There


2017 Garden Tour Promotional Cards

2017 Desert Garden Tour Promo

Garden Tour Plant Lists

These are the plant lists from garden tours past and present. Please download and enjoy!

2017 Garden Tour Plant Lists (PDF)

2016 Garden Tour Plant Lists (PDF)

2015 Garden Tour Plant Lists (PDF)

2013 Garden Tour Plant Lists (PDF)

2012 Garden Tour Plant Lists (PDF)

Want to share your love of desert gardens as a volunteer?

A home on the 2016 11th Annual Desert Garden Tour

The 12th Annual Desert Garden Tour is Sunday, March 26th from 12 – 4pm. This beloved community event is such a great success, not just because of the beautiful gardens, but also because of the great volunteer support provided by our membership.

We need your help to make this day a success!

There are many ways to volunteer for Garden Tour, and you don’t have to be a plant expert, just a plant lover!

  • Garden docents – Help guests move through gardens, answer questions about plants and the garden’s design
  • Registration desk – Check guests in, accept payment if guest isn’t pre-registered, and issue wristbands
  • Registration line monitors – Help guests get into the correct lines for registration
  • Setup & breakdown of registration area – Help set up and breakdown tables, tents, and rope lines in the registration area
  • Membership desk – Sign up guests who want to become members

We’ll need half your day on March 21, 9am – 1pm for a volunteers-only preview of the gardens on the tour. This is mandatory for garden docents and voluntary for all other volunteers.

We’ll also need roughly half of your day on March 26 for the garden tour. Specific volunteering times will be determined later, and input regarding your availability will be requested at a later date, but the general time frame is between 8am and 4pm.

To become a volunteer, please email Jessyca Frederick at [email protected] or click on the Membership link at the top of this page to sign up as a Volunteer (scroll down to the bottom once you get there).

We very much appreciate your help in making this highly visible event a great success.