Queen Creek Botanical Gardens to Open Fall 2020

New Rendering Video, Construction Update & Community Resources

A new rendering video has been released showing key features of the planned design of the Queen Creek Botanical Gardens, now scheduled to open in Fall 2020. This video provides a brief virtual walk through of the gardens showing key features of the themed gardens.  Please note that some of the details are still being finalized with various garden sponsors. 

During the summer months construction and maintenance will continue at the Gardens, however, the Gardens will remain closed to the public until Fall 2020. Plant and fruit trees are available for purchase online and will continue to be available for pickup only.

“The Gardens will be a place that the community can gather, escape and enjoy the beauty of nature,” said Justin Rohner, Executive Director. “We are excited to provide resources that will help individuals, families and communities cultivate a more sustainable food system that includes their own landscapes.” 

Additional updates:

  • Approximately half of planned trees have been installed at the Gardens, including a grove of Olive trees that are nearly 150 years old, imported from California for the Mediterranean Garden. 
  • Grass, flowers and lights around the lake have been installed, including lighting around the Gristmill and Grandfather tree. 
  • Fruit trees are available for online order and local pickup. In the coming weeks nursery plants – including vegetables, fruits, flowers, herbs and greens – will be available for purchase. More details will be announced at a later date. 
  • The spring subscription box service is midway through the season, with a few additional openings for the second half of the season. 
  • There are still a limited number of founding memberships available. 
  • The Gardens will continue to offer volunteer opportunities throughout the summer as part of the volunteer program.   

For more information, visit QCGardens.org or to schedule an interview contact Chris Walker (480) 559-9255, chris@qcgardens.org or Laura Holka (602) 509-6468, lholka19@gmail.com.

About Queen Creek Botanical Gardens
Queen Creek Botanical Gardens inspire and educate about elegant edible plants, showing the future of sustainable, hyper-local food production in landscaping. The 10-acre Gardens feature one of only three known fully-operational industrial-age water mills west of the Mississippi, shops, and themed demonstration gardens, including English, Italian, French, Japanese and more. Fruits, vegetables and other food produced at the Gardens will be available for purchase at the gift shop, or through a weekly produce-subscription service. To learn more about the Gardens, visit www.qcgardens.org, or connect with us at admin@qcgardens.org, Facebook, Instagram or Twitter.

*Find a limited-audio version of the video here.

Music attribution: Music in the video us used under creative commons – CC​:​BY By Turtle

 

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