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Garden tour celebrates backyard creativity in the high desert

Posted 7/31/2019

artichokes and sunflowers in a garden

Master Gardener Earstin Whitten’s garden is one of the gardens showcased during the 2019 Northern Nevada Garden Tour. Photo by Earstin Whitten, Cooperative Extension volunteer.

Cooperative Extension presents the 2019 Northern Nevada Garden Tour

University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s Master Gardeners in Washoe County are offering community members the opportunity to tour gardens in Reno and Sparks as part of the 2019 Northern Nevada Garden Tour. This child-friendly event, hosted in partnership with the Rail City Garden Center, takes place 9 a.m.-3 p.m., Aug. 17-18.

“Tour goers will be astounded at what fellow high-desert gardeners have created,” said Northern Nevada Master Gardener Coordinator Leilani Konyshev. “They will walk away with inspiration and ideas from the area’s most successful Nevada gardeners and do-it-yourselfers.”

The tour is self-paced, and participants are able to visit as many of the featured gardens as they like. Participants will also receive a full-color tour guidebook covering the gardens available for viewing.

The cost is $20 for one person and $30 for two, and children under 12 are free. All proceeds support the Master Gardeners Volunteer Program in Washoe County, which provides research-based horticulture information and programs to the community. Tickets are available at the registration website.

For more information, contact Konyshev at 775-336-0274 or konyshevl@unce.unr.edu. Persons in need of special assistance should call at least three days prior to the event.

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