Over 165 species of trees and shrubs native to the Chihuahuan Desert region are featured in the Arboretum. Dirt walking paths wind through the garden, guiding visitors on a journey through the ecosystems of the Chihuahuan Desert region. Most plants are labeled, showing family, common, and latin names.
Because we practice organic gardening techniques and avoid the use of pesticides and herbicides, the Arboretum is a spectacular place to birdwatch, observe lizards basking in the sun, and enjoy the hum of pollinators. Peak bloom time in the Arboretum occurs in the spring around April and then again from July through September (if we’ve had rain!).
Woody trees and shrubs found in the arboretum.