Gila Community College, Payson Campus recognized The High Country Xeriscape Council of Arizona on July 19, 2012 for their donation of time and materials to the college garden. Read more              

  The High Country Xeriscape Council of Arizona is a no

n-profit 501 (c) (3) corporation dedicated to educating our communities about water-wise gardening. For additional information, you can write to: 
P. O. Box 2701
Payson,  AZ  85547




The High Country Xeriscape
Council of Arizona
is a non-profit educational organization whose sole purpose is to support water conservation methods in the home and business landscape setting in the towns of Payson, Pine, and Strawberry, Arizona and the surrounding areas. This site holds information as to water-wise plantings and gardening methods as well as useful and/or interesting links to other informational web sites involved in the saving of our natural resources.

Water conservation is everyone's concern. Water in the high country of Arizona is a valuable resource and is being used at a rate that challenges Nature's ability to recharge.


  • Water-wise Landscape and Garden Seminars

  • Community Demonstrations and Workshops

  • Creation of a Demonstration Garden at Gila County Community College Payson Campus 


It is the mission of the High Country Xeriscape Council of Arizona to educate the public to create a visually attractive landscape that provides a harmonious balance between manís growing plants and the environment's ability to provide a reliable water supply for that purpose; to provide education programs, demonstration gardens, training sessions, and seminars to help our communities learn to work with nature.


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