Las Cruces nurseries question

cactus_dude(Tucson)March 20, 2006

I'm going to be in Las Cruces next weekend, and I was hoping fellow gardenwebers could recommend some interesting nurseries that sell cacti, palms, native plants, etc. I've been to Guzman's before, but are there any other places? Thanks very much.


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adp_abq(7b NM)

Cactus Dude:

Don't know about las cruces, but if you don't mind stopping off in T or C, then the Exotic Cactus Ranch is THE place to go.

    Bookmark   March 20, 2006 at 1:08PM
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Gardens on Avenida de mesilla is a great one!

    Bookmark   March 21, 2006 at 3:15PM
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SteveNMZ8a(Z8a NM)

Guzmans is ok, they have another new location at old Rowlands site called Color My World. Green Thumb on North Mesquite has some interesting stuff. Enchanted Gardens probably has the best selection of agaves and xerics in town. Gonzales is WAY out on 70 (exit Brahman Road - its on north side of highway) but mostly larger landscaping specimens, like yucca/native cacti.

    Bookmark   March 22, 2006 at 9:26PM
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Thanks for the info everyone. I'm definitely planning on stopping in T or C to visit Buffalo Bill's. I really look forward to exploring Enchanted Gardens in LC. I'd never heard of it before.


    Bookmark   March 23, 2006 at 12:52PM
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Enchanted Gardens in LC is a great place and their new location (Ave de Mesilla) has a better selection and more room than the last one. Jackeye is very helpful, as well, and she can special order, which is a rare trait. Lots of great regional native plants there.

I also like Sierra Vista in La Union, as they have some interesting plants among the usual Lantana-Rhaphiolepis-Fraxinus blahdom.

Buffalo Bill's Exotic Cactus nursery in T or C has some interesting plants, too, though one might say their customer service is "weak", when they are open, that is. With Spring here, though, the last part might not be an issue, but the first issue is "the way it be".

    Bookmark   April 20, 2006 at 9:59AM
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I went to the Enchanted Gardens location on Ave. de Mesilla, which turned out to be right by my motel. It was a pretty nursery with some nice plants, but I must say I was a bit disappointed with their cacti. They had a decent selection, but most of the plants looked sunscorched and/or frost bitten. All in all though, it was a great place, and the people there were friendly and helpful.


    Bookmark   April 21, 2006 at 11:00AM
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adp_abq(7b NM)


Plants of the southwest (on 4th north of osuna) is now selling cacti from rio grande cacti ( They have a good selection of cold hardy cacti that are native to our state. I picked up the white sands monstrous variety of claret cup hedgehog and a mammillaria wrightii.

    Bookmark   April 21, 2006 at 12:22PM
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