Moana Nursery Seminars and Events

Our seminars and workshops are conducted by our friendly and knowledgeable staff and local garden experts.

  • Seminars are held in our Landscape & DesignCenter at the Moana Lane Nursery location (across the parking lot).
  • They are held on Saturdays at 10AM and last about an hour.
  • Seminars are FREE, and we operate on a first come, first served basis.
  • Space is limited to a maximum of 60, so please come early to get a seat.
  • Standing in the back of the room is not permitted, as this is a fire hazard. We appreciate your understanding and cooperation in this matter.
  • Popular seminar topics may be repeated.
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Memorial Day Weekend – no seminar

May 27:  Memorial Day Weekend – no seminar

Native Pollinators and their Host Plants

June 3:  Native Pollinators and their Host Plants ... Pamela Van Hoozer, Master Gardener will discuss our native pollinators – bumble, native & honey bees, local hummers and butterflies and the plants that attract and support them. For the last 15 minutes of the seminar, you will get a guided tour through the garden center to see plants mentioned in the seminar.

Meet and Greet a Desert Tortoise at Moana Lane

June 3:  Meet and Greet a Desert Tortoise – Moana Lane:  1-2:30 PM ... Yes, these magnificent creatures can live in the Truckee Meadows with a little help!  Join us for this up close & personal visit with a desert tortoise. Kym McDonough, Northern Nevada Adoptions Coordinator for The Tortoise Group will explain the adoption process.  Learn how to create a tortoise friendly habitat and care for a tortoise in northern Nevada. 

Ten Plants You Should Have in Your Garden NOW for Color

June 10: Ten Plants You Should Have in Your Garden now for Color ... Why we love color in the garden, and tips and techniques on how to enjoy color throughout the season -- and even the year. Horticulturist and Moana Nursery Plant Doctor Lisa Braginton will host this seminar for novices and experienced gardeners alike.

Pet Safe Landscapes!

June 17:  Pet Safe Landscapes ..... Learn how to make your home and yard secure and engaging for your dogs & cats. From simple landscape ideas, materials and features that make for happy pets indoors and outdoors to pet safe plants, pesticides, fertilizers and gardening techniques that keep your pets happy and healthy.  Join Moana Plant Doctor, landscaper & dog lover Jon Bruyn for this informative seminar.

Nevada Smart Landscape Design in the High Desert

June 24: 10-11 AM: Nevada Smart Landscape Design – Plant Selection & Considerations for High Desert Water-Wise Gardens ..... Join Certified Arborist, Moana Plant Doctor and high desert gardener Steve Packer to learn about the many perennials, annuals, trees and shrubs that are water-wise once established and that one of the biggest water wasters in a landscape is a poorly designed and maintained irrigation system.  You'll leave armed with inspiration and information to have a beautiful landscape which is also water-thrifty

How to Make your Backyard Hummingbird and Butterfly Friendly

June 24: 1-3 PM:  How to Make your Backyard Hummingbird and Butterfly Friendly    ..... Join Reno Rose Society member Vicki Jewell to learn how to attract these fascinating pollinators to your garden. She will share a video, photos, ideas and tips to help you create your own backyard sanctuary. Don’t miss this timely seminar.  Light refreshments will be served. Vicki is a master gardener with 15 years’ experience in the landscape industry, a member of the Sierra Garden Club, and currently Secretary of the Reno Rose Society and Publicity Chair of their Artown “Star Spangled Roses” Show which will be held on July 1 at the McKinley Art Center.

Ask Our Experts In-Store ... Every Day!

Seminars are great but don't forget our staff of green experts can answer questions and provide solutions every day.