Celebrate National Public Gardens Day

The Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute will be celebrating National Public Gardens Day on Friday, May 7, 2010 with guided walks through our botanical gardens at 11:00a.m. and 2:00p.m.  National Public Gardens Day is presented by the non-profit American Public Gardens Association in partnership with Rain Bird and is a 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.

 The Chihuahuan Desert Nature Center’s botanical gardens features over 150 species of trees and shrubs from the Chihuahuan Desert region and over 200 species of cacti. Many plants are in full bloom right now. Come learn about how plants have adapted to the wind, heat, and arid conditions of this region and learn special gardening tips to attract butterflies and hummingbirds to your home gardens.

 Guided garden tours are $7.50 and includes admissions. For more information, contact the Chihuahuan Desert Research Institute at 432-364-2499 or at education@cdri.org.