Garden Guy celebrates National Public Gardens Day

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PHOENIX -- In honor of National Public Gardens Day, Garden Guy ave Owens made a stop at the Valley’s own  Desert Botanical Garden.

The fourth annual National Public Gardens Day,  is Friday. It’s  a national day of celebration that invites people to explore  the beauty of their local green spaces while raising awareness of the important role public gardens play in promoting conservation, education and environmental preservation.

Desert Botanical Garden, which is located in Papago Park, will celebrate National Public Gardens Day by offering free admission 7 a.m.- 5 p.m. to visitors with the free admission pass. The pass can be downloaded from the Better Homes and Garden website,

Admission to the Spring Butterfly Exhibit is also free to visitors with the admission pass. Please note that the garden will close  at 5 p.m. on May 11 for a special event.

For more information on National Public Gardens Day, visit, like the National Public Gardens Day Facebook page and follow the National Public Gardens Day Twitter feed, @NPGD.

For more information about the Garden Guy, check out and his books -- "Extreme Gardening: How to Grow Organic in the Hostile Deserts," "The Garden Guy: A Seasonal Guide to Organic Gardening in the Desert Southwest" and "The Garden Guy’s Southwest Bug Guide."