Desert landscape tours offered at Cooperative Extension

A special Saturday series of landscape tours will be offered at the demonstration gardens on the University of Nevada Cooperative Extension’s campus. The first tour, entitled What Survived the Summer?, is scheduled for Sept. 10 at 9 a.m.

Future tour dates are Saturday, Oct. 1, at 9 a.m., the fall landscape tour entitled Now’s the Time to Plant, and Saturday, Nov. 19, at 10 a.m., the winter event titled Painting Your Garden With Color.

All of the tours are free and open to the public.

To join a tour, meet in the courtyard at the Lifelong Learning Center, 8050 Paradise Road, near the intersection of Las Vegas Beltway and Windmill Lane.

Volunteer master gardeners will discuss desert-adapted plants that can be successfully grown in a home landscape. The gardens contain more than 500 species of desert-appropriate landscape plants, including trees, shrubs, perennials, palms, cacti and agaves. Plants are identified by botanical and common names.

Additionally, the grounds are open for self-guided walkabouts on weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

For more information, contact the master gardener help desk at 702-257-5555 or email

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