visit the gardens
Located in a pecan grove near the Pecan Lake subdivision, the Gardens are designed to inspire sustainable, yet elegant edible landscaping, and to show what is possible in your own yard. Sign up here to receive updates!
The Gardens is home to one of three known operational industrial-age watermills west of the Mississippi, and the only one in the American southwest. The mill cracks and sorts pecans, mills ancient grains and more.
Come and walk through the multiple themed gardens at various stages of development including Urban Vertical Gardens, Old English, Italian, French, Mediterranean, Tropical, Vietnamese, Japanese, Market Farm, and more, opening soon.
Stroll around the two-acre Pecan Lake, streams and waterfalls and learn why the water is naturally one of the clearest lakes in the valley.
admission & memberships
The Gardens and edible plant Nursery are now open for visitors Tuesday – Saturday from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.
Admission is required for entrance into the Garden areas.
General Admission: $14
Youth 3-17 Admission: $5
Children under 3: Free
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Founding Memberships (limited quantity)
Queen Creek Botanical Gardens is currently offering early and founding memberships. Memberships will be valid for 12 months after the Gardens officially open.
Contributions to the Queen Creek Botanical Gardens provide a meaningful way to demonstrate your commitment to our community through conservation, sustainability and education. Founding membership supports initiatives that are important to future generations of our community.
Membership includes unlimited annual admission (except during closures and special events), discounts and member-only offers Founding memberships are available.
In 2021, the Gardens plan to offer reciprocal membership to other participating American Horticultural Society member gardens. A current membership card will entitle a visitor to special admissions privileges and/or discounts at participating gardens. More information may be found here.
what to expect
Tour the only operational industrial-age watermill in Arizona and learn how grain is milled and how pecans are cracked and sorted from our beautiful, museum-grade, refurbished machines dating back to the 1880’s.
In the demonstration gardens you will be able to speak with horticulturists and learn about different garden techniques, edible plants, soil and watering.
Fruit Orchard (Fall 2021)
The year-round fruit orchard is planted by harvest month, where you can see what varieties of fruits are available for harvest at any given month of the year in the Valley of the Sun.
In addition to permanent exhibits, rotating exhibits will change frequently throughout the year. Children will also have plenty to do with hands-on exhibits, animals, and other activities.
As you tour the greenhouse, you will learn simple propagation methods that can be done in any home. You will also see both complex and simple aquaponics and hydroponic systems.
As you support the Gardens by visiting, donating, purchasing from our shops or signing up for our subscription box service, you will be helping us create a place to enjoy the beauty of nature, learn more about food security, and provide community resources.