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Master Gardeners add second weekly Botanical Garden tours

Posted 9/28/2017

Second day added to the weekly tour schedule

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension Master Gardener Docents offer a highlights tour of the Botanical Gardens every Friday at 10 a.m. Starting October 17, a Tuesday at 10 tour will be added each Tuesday through December.

The 1-hour walk will feature a variety of plant collections. Stops include the dry wash, dessert succulents, butterfly habitat, palms, pomegranates, cactus, aloes, herbs, rose, vegetable, orchard and native plants. The Botanical Gardens, located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev., feature 1300 species of desert-adapted plants identified by botanical and common names.

To join a Tuesday or Friday tour, meet in the Front Reception area at 10 a.m. Walking shoes, sun protection and water are suggested. In addition to scheduled tours, the grounds are open for self-guided tours weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tours can be scheduled on other days for groups of 5 or more.

For more information email or call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555.

In 2016, Master Gardeners answered questions from 1,648 individuals from 91 out of 114 zip codes, 246 emails and assisted 268 walk-in people at the Help Desk. Master Gardeners taught 1,709 classes or spoke to over 31,097 people at community events. Two-hundred, twenty-nine active Master Gardeners working on 35 community projects logged over 35,268 hours. Based on the $23.56 national average, the value of Master Gardener volunteer service to Clark County was $830,916.90.

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