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For more information about our sale on October 9, 2021, click HERE.

See the list of plants that will be for sale and learn about how to care for them HERE.

Native plants are beautiful, and they help conserve water, require less maintenance, and are more cold-hardy than plants from other parts of the world. Native plants also provide food and habitat for birds, bees, and butterflies. Using native plants in your yard is one step that we can take to help restore a healthy ecosystem in El Paso.

Fall is the best time to plant most perennials, shrubs, and trees.  The soil is still warm, allowing roots to grow.  With more developed root systems, these plants will be ready to grow next spring and handle the hot and dry early summer months.  Cooler air temperatures in the fall cause less stress on the new plants. You might not see much growth when planting in the fall, but these plants will be in better condition for the next growing season.  Read more about fall planting in our August newsletter.

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. We sell mostly native and native-adapted (plants that are not native to our region but will grow well here) plants, many of which are not available at local nurseries or retailers.

Please join our mailing list to keep informed about the Centennial Museum and Chihuahuan Desert Gardens. CLICK HERE