Hiking, strolling or sitting in the quiet of the brilliant Arizona sunshine... Wallace Gardens is the perfect place to get away for an hour, an afternoon or a full day of desert beauty and tranquility.
Located in the community of Sincuidados in North Scottsdale, Wallace Gardens is home to thousands of arid plants and millions of spectacular moments. Ranking among the world's largest collections of cacti and succulents, Wallace Gardens features 12 acres of cultivated gardens and six acres of natural vegetation, with plants native to the Southwest U.S., Mexico, South and Central America, Australia, the Arabian Peninsula, Madagascar and Africa.
Adjacent to the garden is Wallace Desert Preserve, 78 acres of native Sonoran Desert and miles of hiking trails permanently protected from development. From base to summit, the 400-foot mountain provides dramatic views of the gardens and surrounding desert.
Wallace Gardens properties are owned and operated by the Wallace Desert Gardens Foundation as a 501(c)(3) nonprofit botanical garden.