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Celebrate Public Gardens Day with tour at May Arboretum
by Tribune Staff
May 01, 2012 | 368 views | 0 0 comments | 3 3 recommendations | email to a friend | print


RENO — A free guided tour of the Wilbur D. May Arboretum will be offered at 11:30 a.m. on May 11 in honor of National Public Gardens Day.

According to the Rain Bird & American Public Gardens Association, “National Public Gardens Day is a national day of celebration to raise awareness of America’s public gardens and their important role in promoting environmental stewardship and awareness, plant and water conservation, and education in communities nationwide.”

As part of the national celebration, Washoe County Horticulturist Bill Carlos and Horticulture Assistant Phil Brazier will lead tours of the county’s public garden. Along the way, they’ll talk about the history of the arboretum and discuss the types of plants that do well in our high desert region. A note pad and camera are recommended.

For the tour, meet in the lawn area in front of the May Arboretum Office at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park, 1595 N. Sierra St. Wear comfortable walking shoes and attire. A note pad and camera are recommended.

For information about gardening workshops, volunteer opportunities and special events, call 785-4153 or visit www.maycenter.com.

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