Journey along as Dave visits The Springs Preserve in Las Vegas. This is more than a stroll in the park;it is a whole new future for this desert city known for glitz and decadence. With attractions for the whole family, you can make a day of it and take home ideas that will make your home and neighborhood a better place while saving you money on energy and water bills!
This brand new complex covers 180 acres and is close to downtown and includes the Desert Living Center, which illustrates “green” building techniques that you can use at home. The Ori-gen Experience is a stunning interactive museum on the history and ecology of the area and the Springs Preserve Historic Site with interpretive trails and a beautiful Botanic Garden. The collection of desert adapted trees and perennials is a must see for any avid gardener!
Next in this episode of Garden Travels, Dave talks with Dennis Westler, “The Orchid Doctor”, for the Pacific Orchid Expo staged each year in San Francisco. There thousands of blooming Orchids are on display and available for purchase along with seminars and demonstrations about every aspect of this fascinating hobby.