Springs Preserve, The

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United States of America - Nevada - Las Vegas

Institution Code: LVSP

International Agenda Registration: No

BGCI Member: No

About the Springs Preserve, The

With a focus on arid plants and sustainable methods to grow and live in a desert environment, the Springs Preserve showcases gardening, irrigation, LEED platinum buildings, a biofiltration wetland, and several display gardens. Our Mojave succulent collection is part of the Plant Collections Network through the American Public Gardens Association.

Main Address:
Springs Preserve, The
P.O. Box 98947
Las Vegas
Nevada 89193 United States of America

Telephone: (702) 822-7700
Fax: (702) 822-8453
URL: www.springspreserve.org
Primary Email:

Staff Details

  • Director's Name: Julie Wilcox, Director
    Curator's Name:
    Plant Records Officer's Name:
  • Total Staff:
    Horticultural Staff Number: 11
    Educational Staff Number: 5
    Research Staff Number: 2
    Administration Staff Number: 4

About the Garden

  • Institution Type: Botanic Garden
  • Date founded: 2007
  • Physical Data
  • Natural Vegetation Area: Yes
    Natural vegetation area: Size: 70 Hectares
  • Landscaped Area: Yes
    Landscaped Area: Size: 12 Hectares
  • Total Area: 444 Hectares
    Latitude: 36.1692700
    Longitude: -115.1906500
    Annual Rainfall: 100 mm
    Altitude: 620.00 Metres

Features and Facilities

  • Herbarium: Yes
    Herbarium: Number of Specimens: 100
    Arboretum: No
  • Micropropagation/ Tissue Culture Facilities: No
    Seed Bank: Yes
    Published Plant Catalogue: No
    Computer Plant Record System: No
  • Open to public: Yes
    Friends society: No
    Retail Outlet: Shop: Yes
    Retail Outlet: Plant Sales: No
    Disabled access: Yes
  • Number of Visitors: 260000
    Number of Volunteers: 100

Plant Collections

  • Special Collections:Local native plants, cacti and succulents - emphasis on water conservation landscaping and xerophytic plant gardens.
  • Invasive Species Monitoring: Yes
    Invasive Species Policy: Yes
    Plant Collection Policy: Yes

Conservation Programmes

Research Programmes

  • Ecology: Yes
    Ecosystem Conservation: Yes
    Education: Yes
    Invasive Species Biology and Control: Yes
    Sustainability: Yes

Education Programmes

  • Education Signs in Garden: Yes
    Public Lectures/Talks: Yes
    Guided Tours: Yes
    Permanent Public Displays: Yes
    Special Exhibitions: Yes
    Courses for School Children: Yes
    Courses for General Public: Yes
    Education Programme: Yes