Once the excitement of the holidays is over, the gardener’s thoughts turn to planning and setting up their spring garden. In the desert, the planting begins earlier than in the colder parts of the country. It’s a good thing that there are excellent plant nurseries and garden centers in and around the Las Vegas area, each offering the best possible stock for spring planting and summer production. Every place is slightly different, with its very own touches and specialties.
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Star Nursery
5340 S. Boulder Highway
Las Vegas, NV 89122
(702) 456-8818

Star Nursery has all of your indoor and outdoor seasonal planting supplies, from plants, seeds or trees to yard beautification products and decorations. Along with yard and pool tools, it even offers pet supplies and treats. The staff is well trained and friendly, and can assist you with all of your gardening needs.


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Moon-Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens
6430 McGill Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89122
(702) 464-6780

Moon-Sun Cactus & Koi Gardens specializes in the sale of cactus and succulents for the Las Vegas Valley, and also specializes in selling koi and water plants for your very own oasis. Its landscape company designs, installs and maintains any type of landscaping “from California Lush to a Desert Friendly Xeriscape.” Your design is only limited by your imagination. The staff is knowledgeable and professional and offers friendly advice. The koi garden is a beautiful touch. Hours vary according to season, so please check the website for details.

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Plant World Nursery
5301 W. Charleston Blvd.
Las Vegas, NV 89146
(702) 878-9485

Since 1967, Plant World Nursery has offered Las Vegas residents a large selection of plants and gardening products. Its large drought-resistant section proves that responsible gardening is possible, even in the desert. This nursery offers plants for the shade or for your pond, trees, cactus and succulents, and so much more. If you are looking for desert gardening, this should be your first stop for knowledgeable help. Plant World Nursery also hosts a mini zoo that people love to visit. It contains three cats, four African tortoises, three bunny rabbits, water turtles, koi and over 50 exotic birds. This is a wonderful addition for animal lovers and children.


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Moon Valley Nurseries
N.W. Las Vegas
7375 Tule Springs Road
Las Vegas, NV 89131
(702) 735-8733

S.E. Las Vegas
9040 S. Eastern Ave.
Las Vegas, NV 89123
(702) 361-1955

Moon Valley Nurseries has one of the most extensive collections of trees and palms available in Las Vegas, with everything for every landscaping need. It is also the most widely recognized nursery in The Valley. Whether it’s a shrub, ground cover, desert tree, palm or a fruit tree, you can find excellent quality at this highly regarded specialist. The staff is well trained and knows the business well. If you want to landscape your entire yard, Moon Valley will visit your home and scope it out, making suggestions and planning it according to your wishes. You can order online or visit either of the convenient locations.


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Cactus Joe’s Blue Diamond Nursery
12740 Blue Diamond Road
Las Vegas, NV 89004
(702) 875-1968

Whether you are looking for desert-hardy plants, handmade yard art, cacti or that little ceramic burro you need for your garden area, Cactus Joe’s has it all. This is a smaller, eco-friendly nursery and the owner is very friendly and knows his stuff. This nursery harvests and grows much of its own stock and can give you wonderful advice on your garden, especially with temperatures in the area that dip from 110 degrees to below freezing.

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