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Weekly garden tours begin in October

Posted 9/23/2014

Master Gardener Janet Puckett with a group of community members on Garden Tour.

Master Gardener Janet Puckett with a group of community members on Garden Tour. Photo courtesy of University of Nevada Cooperative Extension.

Plan to visit University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Demonstration and Test Gardens each Friday, from October through May to learn about the plants that thrive in desert southwest landscapes. Master Gardeners will offer free walking tours weekly from 10 a.m. to noon. The tours are open to the public.

The Demonstration and Test Gardens, located at 8050 Paradise Road, Las Vegas, Nev., contain over 500 species of desert appropriate landscape plants, including: trees, shrubs, perennials, herbs, palms, cacti and agaves. Plants are identified by botanical and common names.

Based on the interests of tour participants, Master Gardeners will highlight appropriate plants and explain their landscape uses and cultivation. To join this tour, meet in the front Lobby 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 5 p.m.

For more information call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or visit/like us on Facebook.

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