The University of Las Vegas Nevada spans a 335 acre campus. Of this acreage, there are 80 acres that are landscaped with trees, shrubs, and turf, including a 2-acre Xeric Garden. Xeriscaping is a water conservation concept that originated in Colorado, which encourages gardens to use a reduced amount of water in the irrigation system, and to have plants that are indigenous to the hot weather. From this campus I drew inspiration for the arboretum and irrigation plans. By adopting the xeriscaping method along with the Arboretum, the park promotes a more eco-friendly community.