Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden
FALL COLOR ALERT!!! The Arboretum is showing off its brilliant fall color! Come and enjoy the seasonal display.
The Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden, a dog free public garden, is a 13 acre living museum with over 4,000 native and adaptive plant species. Located in a transitional zone between the Sierra Nevada Mountains and the Great Basin Desert, 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! Only a few plants can survive these conditions without additional care and maintenance.
The Arboretum's primary purpose is education, research, and to demonstrate how introduced plant species and native plants grow in a high desert environment. The Wilbur D. May Arboretum & Botanical Garden is a
HOURS: Opens during regular park hours year round.
COST: FREE! There is no entrance fee.