Join us for the FloraFEST Native Plant Sale and take home some of our region’s most beautiful plants. After shopping you might want to take some time to tour the Chihuahuan Desert Gardens.
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Come to the pre-FloraFEST lecture by Landscape Architect David Cristiani on Friday, April 27th, at 6pm inside UTEP’s UGLC building. He will give you tips and expert advice specifically curated for the Chihuahuan Desert area and climate. There will be a reception following Cristiani’s presentation and you’ll also have an opportunity to view the plants for sale during the FloraFEST weekend.
Recommended reading to prepare for shopping* at the FloraFEST Native Plant sale:
Ornamental Plants for Far West Texas – Native trees, shrubs, flowering plants, grasses, and succulents with water-use categories.
Chihuahuan Desert Plants – Hundreds of native plants from the Greater Chihuahuan Desert Region, most with photographs and basic information.
El Paso Desert Blooms Water Smart Landscaping Guide – Helpful interactive website by El Paso Water Utilities (EPWU). See “Plants” for plant lists and guided searches with photos. “Gardens” has options for garden photo “tours” and galleries.
“Water Smart” Desert Plant List – Recommended desert plants for El Paso by EPWU with water conservation in mind.
*While plants found on these websites are not guaranteed to be at FloraFEST, they are representative of the types of native and adapted plants you will find.