Hours of Operation:
Open during park hours
The Palo Verde Garden Center evolved as The Living Desert members started requesting the rare and hard to find native desert plants seen in our botanical gardens. The garden staff began propagating limited numbers of plants from the garden collection to sell to members, which ultimately led to a retail nursery.
Today, the Palo Verde Garden Center remains unique among California nurseries. During the season, visitors will find the most complete collection of Southwest native and desert adapted plants in the region. Many of the plants sold here may not be found anywhere else. Also available is a comprehensive collection of regionally appropriate desert garden books, specially selected pottery, charming and whimsical garden accessories, and unique gifts.
The fundamental principle of The Palo Verde Garden Center reflects that of The Living Desert: to promote education, preservation and appreciation of the world’s deserts. The Garden Center has a friendly and knowledgeable staff, who promote ecologically appropriate horticulture and landscape practices.
Twice annually, Southern Californians take advantage of increased discounts during the fall plant sale in mid November and the spring plant sale in mid April. Members save even more; delivery services now available.