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. We are currently under construction and closed to the public until Fall 2020. 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 including Contemporary, Old English, Italian, French, Mediterranean, Tropical, Vietnamese, Japanese, Colonial, Southwest, and more.
Stroll around the two-acre Pecan Lake, streams and waterfalls and learn why the water is the clearest lake water in the valley.
admission & memberships
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 open in 2020.
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.
General Admission: $14
Youth 2-17 Admission: $5
Children under 2: Free
Online ticket purchases are not yet available. We are currently under construction and closed to the public until Fall 2020. Sign up here to receive updates.
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.
The Garden’s hours of operation will change with the seasons. Visit this webpage for current hours.
Upon opening, spring hours will be Monday through Saturday from 8 a.m. – 8 p.m. The Gardens are open on Sunday from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Last general admission is 1 hour prior to close.
We close at 5:30 p.m. during special events, and will re-open at 6:00 p.m. for the event.
We are closed to observe the following holidays:
- New Year’s Day
- Independence Day
- Thanksgiving Day
- Christmas Day
The Gardens close early on the following days:
- Christmas Eve at 2 p.m.
- New Year’s Eve at 3 p.m.
We will open at 10 a.m. on the following days:
- Day after Thanksgiving
- December 26
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.
In the demonstration gardens you will be able to speak with horticulturists and learn about different garden techniques, plants, soil and watering.
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.