The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens
The Gardens were established in 1999 and are certified as a Texas Wildscape site. With more than 800 species of plants that are native or adapted to the Chihuahuan Desert, visitors can see the plants in their native setting. The Chihuahuan Desert Gardens are visited by thousands of people each year, including international visitors and school children from the region.
Every April, the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens hosts “FloraFEST,” a two-day sale featuring thousands of native plants. The event began more than 20 years ago to provide customers an opportunity to purchase native plants and promote responsible ecology and water conservation.
Saturday, April 27 and Sunday, April 28 / 9 a.m. - 4 p.m.
The UTEP Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens present the
FloraFEST 2019– Annual Plant Sale at the corner of University Avenue and
Wiggins Way on the UTEP campus.
FloraFEST is the only fundraiser for the maintenance and operation of the
Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. Shoppers can visit with local Master Gardeners,
horticulturists and other plant experts for advice on how to care for their plants at
home. Many of the plants sold at FloraFEST are not available at local nurseries or
This year marks the 25th anniversary of FloraFEST.
Join us for this two-day event and take home some of our region’s most beautiful
plants. While there, take some time to tour the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.
Please join us for this great event.
For more information, contact Kaye Mullins at 915-747-8994.
Plant List PDF
Selections could change due to availability of the plants.