University of Nevada, Reno Arboretum
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The arboretum was established in 1985, and contains a collection of trees, shrubs, flowers, ornamentals and native flora, including over 60 genera and about 200 species of trees, many with several cultivars present. Thirty-six mature elm trees line the Quad.
- Benson Gardens and Xeriscape, with Challenger Tree Memorial — crabapples, plums, maples, evergreens, plus an area of drought tolerant plants. Blue Atlas Cedars commemorate the astronauts lost in the Challenger Space Shuttle accident.
- The Quad - The Quad was originally used as a parade ground for student cadets in the late 19th century, and in 1908 replanted to Thomas Jefferson's design for the University of Virginia lawn. In 1988, several elms were removed due to Dutch elm disease. The Quad is now planted with a mixture of elm, hackberry, ash, and oak trees, and the lawn is interspersed with weeping white birch, oak, and evergreen trees.
- Jimmie’s Garden - rock daphne, hornbeam, weeping Nootka cypress, a Japanese pagoda tree, star magnolias, rhododendrons, perennial shrubs and flowers.
- Fleischmann Agriculture Entry Landscape - magnolia, spring-flowering bulbs, and annuals. Trees include crimean lindens, ash, blue spruce, dwarf montgomery spruce, and flowering pears along the street.
- Merriam A. Brown Rose Garden - roses.
- Manzanita Lake
- Joe Robertson Native Garden - plants from the Great Basin Desert, Mojave Desert, and Sonoran Desert.
- "NRS527.330 Establishment; purpose; regulation of the state arboretum". University of Nevada, Reno. 2008-09-22. Retrieved 2009-03-29.
- "Arboretum Board". Retrieved September 01, 2012.
- "Arboretum Board: Areas of Interest". Retrieved September 01, 2012.