There aren’t many places more calming than a beautiful garden. How can you not feel a sense of serenity while surrounded by beautiful flowers, plants, trees, etc.? Many beautiful gardens are located in Nevada and I’ve listed 8 of them below.
1. Bellagio Botanical Gardens - Las Vegas, NV
The Bellagio Conservatory & Botanical Gardens is located inside the Bellagio Hotel & Casino. The nearly 14,000-square-foot area features thousands of flowers, trees and plants. The jaw-dropping displays are absolutely breathtaking, and the attention to detail is amazing! A new seasonal exhibit is created five times throughout the year. These exhibits focus on spring, summer, autumn, winter and the Chinese New Year. More than five million visitors come to see these beautiful exhibits each year.
2. Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden - Henderson, NV
The Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden features four acres of drought-tolerant ornamental plants, cacti and other succulents. With more than 300 species of cacti, this is Nevada's largest cactus garden.
3. University of Nevada-Las Vegas Arboretum & Xeric Garden - Las Vegas, NV
The University of Nevada-Las Vegas Arboretum was established in 1985 and includes the entire 335-acre campus. Eighty of these acres are beautifully landscaped with trees, shrubs, and turf, including the two-acre Xeric Garden. The Xeric Garden features plants from all over the world. The grounds are usually referred to as the "Emerald in the Desert."
4. Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Gardens - Reno, NV
The Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden is a 13-acre living plant museum with more than 4,000 native and adaptive plant species. It's located inside Rancho San Rafael Regional Park.
5. Acacia Demonstration Gardens - Henderson, NV
The Acacia Demonstration Gardens, which is a public park in Henderson, features numerous examples of how to landscape in a dry desert climate. A few of the demonstration gardens include the Cactus Garden, Mediterranean Garden, Wildlife Friendly Garden and the Small Yard Demonstration Gardens.
6. Reno Municipal Rose Garden at Idlewild Park - Reno, NV
Established in 1958, the Reno Municipal Rose Garden features 200 varieties of roses, with more than 1,750 roses total. This is the only rose garden in the state of Nevada that has been certified by the American Rose Society.
7. Botanical Garden at the Springs Preserve - Las Vegas, NV
The Botanical Garden at the Springs Preserve is home to a large collection of Mojave Desert cacti and succulent plants. It features 110 acres of display gardens, natural gardens and wildlife habitats.
8. University of Nevada-Reno Arboretum - Reno, NV
The University of Nevada-Reno campus is a living collection of plants, trees, flowers, shrubs and native-flora. There are many areas on campus for the public to enjoy these beautiful landscapes. Some of the featured areas include the Cherry Blossom Garden, the Benson Gardens, Jimmie's Garden and the Hettich Garden.
Have you visited any of these Nevada gardens? Did your favorite garden make the list? Please share with us in the comments below!