1595 N. Sierra
Reno, NV 89503
The Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden is a 13 acree living museum located in a transitional zone between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Great Basin Desert, it is challenged by a hash arid climate. The garden has an average annual precipitation of 7 inches and a short growing season of less than 120 days. At an elevation of 4,600 feet, the gardens daily temperatures can fluctuate 50 degrees or more in a day. Native plants and adaptive plant species can only survive these conditions with additional care and maintenance. The gardens primary purpose is for education and research and to demonstrate how introduced plant species and native plants grow in a high desert environment. The arboretum encompasses oak groves, outdoor courtyards, water feature, secluded gardens and a wetland area. To find out more click on, More about the May Arboretum.
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