SUMMER FUN: Explore desert flora at the Ethel M Botanical Cactus Garden

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LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — Las Vegas has one of the largest botanical cactus gardens of its kind. It covers three acres and features hundreds of plants.

The garden is at the Ethel M Chocolate Factory and is open to the public and free to visit. Currently, the hours are daily from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. but will be change to 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. on June 12.

““We have three acres,” said marketing director Lisa Vannerson. “We are the largest botanical garden in the Southwest.”

People are encouraged to take a stroll through the garden to view the desert terrain year-round. There are 300 species of plants. More than half are cacti and succulents.

The outdoor garden is on the Ethel M Chocolate property, right next to the factory which you can also check out, if you chose.

They are even making a chocolate using prickly pear.

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