TCSS DESERT GARDEN TOURS
Enjoy video slideshows of the 2021 tours and we'll be back next spring...
SATURDAY, November 13th - View PDF for more Info
Crystal's "Unique Yard of Plants & Treasures"Over 300 potted plants line the walkway as you enter this treasure trove of found metal art pieces and thriving in-ground cactus and succulents. Discover lots of inspiring and creative ways to combine may passions to work together in your landscape. Fun and colorful, Crystal's yard will certainly brighten your day.
Tour participants are encouraged to also visit Pima Prickly Park as its only 5 minutes from Crystal's home.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 30th - View PDF for more info
Christina's "Southwest Style Zen Retreat"
Take time to relax and enjoy wandering through this landscape on paths overflowing with native and desert-adapted flowering plants accented with large Desert Spoon (Dasylirion wheeleri), and many other cacti from TCSS rescues. An impressive Joshua tree and soap-tree yucca greet visitors and water features are part of the design to attract, feed and provide a welcoming habitat for Sonoran desert wildlife.
SATURDAY, OCTOBER 23rd - View PDF for more info
Cyndi's "From Open Range to Desert Oasis"Be prepared for a "wow" moment at every turn as you tour this lush garden created from what was once a barren lot. The mosaic paths in the front are lined with beds of numerous succulents thriving in their shaded environment. Accents of impressive large specimens of cacti and other species doe the landscape. In the back yard you will find a cooling koi pond, a large landscaped tortoise habitat, and two shade houses full of interesting cactus and succulents.
Note: If you would like to share your desert garden on a future Pop-Up Tour, please fill out the
"Pop-Up" Tour Application
The Garden Tour Committee has decided to vary the format of our annual tour and plan a year of “Pop-Up Tours”. These will be individual garden tours on scheduled Saturdays throughout the year per the owners choice. Normally there will be only one garden on the tour but possibly two if they are in close proximity. Members who would like to share their desert landscapes with other members can let us know and we will arrange, and make announcements for, a tour just at your home. You can choose any Saturday during the year that isn’t taken to showcase your garden at its best.
Please just give us at least six weeks’ notice so that we can get the word out in our monthly newsletter. On the day of your “Pop-Up Tour” please plan to have your desert garden available for Members and their Guests Only to tour from 10am to 2pm.
For more information or to reserve a date for your “Pop-Up” please fill out the Application Form. For questions or more information, please contact our committee at GardenTours@TucsonCactus.org.
View pictures and descriptions of some previous TCSS Garden Tours, click on desired year: