May Arboretum Fund Raiser

The May Arboretum Society is hosting a Party in the Garden for its well-known annual plant sale, the single largest fundraiser to support the Wilbur D. May  Arboretum. We’re inviting you to be a part of this exclusive and exciting inaugural event on the evening of Friday, June 1, 2012.

A large selection of plants and garden items will be available for purchase prior to the public sale on Saturday, June 2,  exclusively to ticket holders.  Wine and hors d'oeuvres will be served and are included in the price of your ticket. There will also be a raffle and silent auction.

The highlight of the evening will be the opportunity to hear high desert garden advice from our special guests, recognized garden designers, consultants and authors, Scott Ogden and Lauren Springer Ogden. Copies of their books, Plant Driven Design and their recent release, Waterwise Plants for Sustainable Gardens: 200 Drought-Tolerant Choices for all Climates, will be available for purchase and the authors will be on hand to sign copies.

Tickets will be limited.  Information on ticket price and how to obtain them will be coming soon.  In the meantime people may visit our website at or contact us at for more information.

All proceeds benefit the Wilbur D. May Arboretum, located within Rancho San Rafael Park.

Primula Photos Wanted

If anyone has Primula photos they would like to share, please read the note below.

Hi Nevada Native Plant Society,

I study the genus Primula and have a website dedicated to displaying images of every Primula species. The website is Primula World at

The website is non-commercial and photographers retain the copyright to their images. I display more than one image of each species to document variation.

Could you ask your members if they would like to contribute images of P. capillaris or P. cusickiana (all variations) taken in the wild?

If so, please have them contact me at ?

Thank you!

Pam Eveleigh

About Us

"The Nevada Native Plant Society (NNPS) is a non-profit corporation organized solely for educational, scientific and charitable purposes for the stimulation of interest in and the developing of an appreciation for native Nevada plants and their preservation" (from the Society's Articles of Incorporation). The Society is supported entirely by membership dues, gifts, and various fundraising activities. All interested in learning more about, conserving, growing, or just seeing and appreciating the 2800+ wild plant species of Nevada and the adjacent Great Basin, Mojave Desert, and eastern Sierra Nevada regions are encouraged to join and participate.  The current Society bylaws are posted below, along with the original 1975 bylaws.
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