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Master Gardeners offer weekly Botanical Garden tours

Posted 8/14/2017

The weekly tours are open to the public and begin at 10 a.m.

tours in the rain

Friday garden tours conducted on the rare Las Vegas rainy day.

Plan to visit University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Botanical Gardens each Friday, from September through December to tour the gardens and learn about the plants that thrive in desert southwest landscapes. Master Gardeners will offer free walking tours weekly at 10 a.m. The tours wind around the entire gardens offering brief descriptions in over 20 areas. All tours are open to the public.

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 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 email or call the Master Gardener Help Desk at 702-257-5555 or visit the Master Gardener Facebook page.

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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