Grand Canyon’s diverse flora can be found in the folds of thousands of meandering side canyons, along the mighty Colorado River, at the edges of seeps and springs, and on the rims of the canyon covered by snow for much of the winter. With five of seven life zones, from the spruce-fir forests of the North Rim to the mesquite and acacia dominated depths of the canyon over 5,000 vertical feet below, is a “botanical journey” the equivalent of an expedition from Canada to Mexico.
Visitors could enjoy and learn about this vast vegetation species through the development of a demonstration garden at Grand Canyon. This garden will replace currently grassed areas with native vegetation and provide education to visitors about Grand Canyon plant life. View an information sheet
Did you know? With over 2,000 plant species, Grand Canyon has the most diverse plant population than any other National Park.
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The creation of a demonstration garden will allow visitors to explore and learn about Grand Canyon’s diverse vegetation population in one area on the rim. The garden, located in near Bright Angel Trailhead will be visited by millions of people each year, encouraging an understanding and appreciation for native vegetation in many.