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Spring Desert Landscape Tours

Posted 2/1/2012

A special, spring Saturday series of landscape tours will be offered at the Demonstration Gardens on Cooperative Extension’s campus. The first—preparing for spring landscape tour—what to prune, what to replace is scheduled for Saturday, February 25 at 10 a.m. The tours are free and open to the public.

To join the tour, meet in the Courtyard at the Lifelong Learning Center located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, NV 89123 (I-215 and Windmill Lane). Contact the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or email for more information.

Future tour dates are Saturday, March 24 at 10 a.m.—the early bloomers landscape tour—paint your garden with color and Saturday, April 14 at 10 a.m.—spring is here landscape tour—desert plants come alive.

Volunteer Master Gardeners will discuss desert adapted plants which can be successfully grown in the home landscape. The Demonstration Gardens contain over 500 species of desert appropriate landscape plants, including: trees, shrubs, perennials, palms, cacti and agaves. Plants are identified by botanical and common names. The grounds are open for self-guided walk-a-bouts on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

The Master Gardeners will celebrate their 20th Anniversary with a community event, “Garden Gala,” on April 21, 2012. Garden tours, talks and demos will be offered. Complete details will be available at the Master Gardener Help Line. For more information on the Master Gardener program, contact Ann Edmunds at 702-257-5587 or email.

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