Noelle Johnson

location-pin Chandler, Arizona

School: Arizona State University

Expertise: Gardening

Noelle Johnson

  • CEO and owner of the education company AZ Plant Lady.
  • Author of the book Dry Climate Gardening.
  • Published in Birds & Blooms and Phoenix Home & Garden magazine.
  • Instructor at the Desert Botanical garden and Tucson Botanical Gardens.
  • BS in Botany / Plant Biology from Arizona State University.


Noelle Johnson is a horticulturist, writer and certified arborist who lives and gardens in the desert Southwest. She is the CEO and owner of 'AZ Plant Lady,' an education company that aims to help people garden successfully in the desert climate. She is the author of the book, Dry Climate Gardening, and her byline has appeared in publications such as Birds & Blooms and Phoenix Home & Garden magazine. She is an instructor at the Desert Botanical garden and Tucson Botanical Gardens.


  • Bachelor of science degree in Botany/Plant Biology from Arizona State University
  • Studied sociology at Westmont College.

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