Master Gardener Program


Margaret Larmour

The Gardener’s Exchange of SaddleBrooke Ranch, in conjunction with SaddleBrooke/SaddleBrooke Ranch Master Gardeners, welcomes you to attend “Interesting Color Plants for Xeriscape Yards” presented by Pima County Master Gardener MarciBeth Phillips. Program begins at 1:00 p.m. on Wednesday, October 24 at La Hacienda Club, La Mesa Room, SaddleBrooke Ranch.

MarciBeth recently retired from Arbico, a local company specializing in organic pest control, where she worked as a biocontrol specialist and education liaison. She has extensive experience in organic gardening. Master Gardeners will be available to answer your questions following the presentation.

No registration needed. Open seating. For more information, please contact Margaret Larmour at [email protected] or 520-307-2100.

High Desert Gardening class

Vickie Butler and Cindy Blount

High Desert Gardening will be presented in the MountainView Ballroom West, at MountainView Clubhouse, SaddleBrooke on Tuesdays 10:00 a.m. to noon, for six weeks starting January 29, 2019; registration required.

Once again, due to popular demand, your Master Gardeners will be offering a six-week mini course to help residents resolve basic gardening issues along with gaining new information about how to succeed at gardening and proper landscaping in the high desert of SaddleBrooke and SaddleBrooke Ranch. This time the featured lectures will include: The Rose Dude’s Guide to Growing Roses in Torrid Tucson, Basics of Desert Gardening, Getting to know your SaddleBrooke Wildlife, Passive Rainwater Harvesting, Container Gardening and Native Plants for your Landscape.

The cost per person for all six lectures is $50 for materials. The contact for information and registration is Vickie Butler, call 520-444-8293 or email [email protected]. There is limited seating, so you must register in advance. Send your check made out to SaddleBrooke Master Gardeners to Vickie Butler, 37617 S. Mashie Dr., Tucson, AZ 85739. Please include your phone number and email so you can be contacted for additional information and any changes that may occur.