Welcome to the Carefree Desert Gardens

The crown jewel of Carefree, and an amazing oasis in the desert, the Carefree Desert Gardens is only one of two public botanical gardens in the Valley located along the pedestrian friendly, Easy Street in downtown, Carefree, AZ. The Gardens are open 365 days a year.

Situated on four acres, couples and families can stroll and enjoy rare and fascinating desert plant specimens on a self-guided walking tour which leads visitors to experience a purely visual and emotional connection with nature.  Walking Tour Map

Things to Do...
Kiwanis Splash Park OPEN April - October 9 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Check out one of the countries largest working Sundial!
Playground featuring Gila Monster slide!
Little Free Library Book Exchange
Sanderson Lincoln Pavilion home of concerts and Town Events
Signature Events: Enchanted Pumpkin Garden & Christmas in Carefree
Henry Molder


Are you an artisan or musician looking to perform in the Gardens? Read about our Sight and Sounds Experience in the Gardens March 23 - May. Application


Committee Members

Members of the Carefree Desert Gardens Committee are:
​Master Gardeners
  • Faith Pipp
  • Joanne Rebollo
  • Marilyn Maloney
  • Pamela Slate
  • Sue Plosker
  • Horticulturalist, Rita Gosnell
  • Carefree Resident, Joe DeVito
Kiwanis Splash Park is Open April 1 through October 15 and is Free! Located on the east side of the garden near the Iconic Sundial.