Bellagio Botanical Gardens
: 3600 Las Vegas Boulevard
South, Las Vegas
, NV 89177 (702)693-7383.
- The impressive
grounds of this resort features a lake filled with thousands of fountains
and gardens whose floral displays change every month. gardens and the red
tile roofs of Tuscan villas line the water's edge. A botanical conservatory
displays exotic plants and flowers such as orchids, lilies and hyacinth.
Alan Bible Visitor Center, Lake Mead National Recreation Area, 601 Nevada
Highway, Boulder City
, NV 89005 (702)293-8990.
Clark County Heritage Museum
- This visitor center includes a botanical garden
displaying local desert trees, shrubs, and cacti.
: 1830 S. Boulder Highway,
, NV 89015 (702)455-7955.
- The museum includes historic homes, a ghost town, and a
half-mile nature trail.
Elko County Rose Garden
6th and Pine, Elko
, NV 89801.
Ethel M Chocolate Factory and Cactus Garden
- Begun in 2000 with 73 Dr. Buck roses of 63 varieties,
this garden was created as an ever-chainging, staged, community garden to
collect winter hardy, easy care roses.
: 2 Cactus Drive,
, NV 98014 (702)433-2500.
at the Springs Preserve
- Gardens are often combined with historical houses or
museums, but this felicitous pairing is a gourmet chocolates factory. When
you've finished the tour, you still have the pleasure of a 4 acre Cactus
Botanical Garden with 300 varieties of cacti, succulents and
drought-resistant ornamentals in a naturalistic setting with rookeries and
, 333 S. Valley View Boulevard (between U.S. 95 and
Alta Drive, Las Vegas
, NV 89107 (702)822-7700.
Smith Truckee River Walk
- An 8 acre botanical garden showcases a wide range of
desert landscapes and demonstrate native and non-native desert plant life
with interpretive stations and hands-on activities. A Watering Can Theater
teaches irrigation, while an Enabling Garden demonstrates gardening
techniques for people with physical challenges.
: 10 Island Avenue, P.O. Box 1900,
, NV 89505 775 334-2417.
Municipal Rose Garden
- This 3 block public plaza overlooking the Truckee River
features native Nevada wildlife reliefs, 8 fountains and landscaping.
: Idlewild Park, 2055 Idlewild Drive,
, NV 89509 (775)334-2270.
- This one acre Rose Garden, an All America Rose Selections
accredited garden, features 200 varieties of roses and over 1,750 total
: 1775 N. Rancho Drive, Las
, NV 89106-1020 (702)647-4685.
University of Nevada-Las Vegas Arboretum and Xeric Garden
- This zoo's mission is to educate the public about endangered
species and habitat protection. In addition to the varied animals (from
Barbery Apes to wallabies), the zoo displays a collection of endangered
cycads and rare bamboos.
: 4505 Maryland
Parkway, Box 451013, Las Vegas
, NV 89154
University of Nevada-Reno
- The Arboretum (begin tour at John Wright Hall)
includes the entire 335 acre campus of which 80 acres are landscaped with
trees, shrubs, and turf, making it the Emerald in the Desert. A two acre
(at the entrance to the Marjorie Barrick Museum) displays plants from arid
regions around the world.
:1664 N. Virginia St., Reno
, NV 89557
- The Reno Campus, designated an Arboretum by the Nevada
Legislature, is a living collection plants, trees, shrubs, flowers,
ornamentals and native flora with over 60 genera and 200 species. Special
areas include the Cherry Blossom Garden, the Benson Gardens, the Main Quad,
Albert E. Hilliard Foliage Quad, Jimmie's Garden, the Fleischmann
Agriculture Quad, the Merriam A. Brown Rose Garden, the Hettich Garden, and
Wilbur D. May Arboretum and
: Rancho San Rafael Park, 1595 N. Sierra,
, NV 89503 (775)785-4153.
- This ten acre arboretum and botanical garden features
many theme gardens including a donor's tree grove, a xeriscape garden, an
English perennial garden, and a songbird garden.