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.
  • We appreciate feedback on our seminars ... please complete this quick survey here.


The Secret to a Healthy, Water-Thrifty Lawn & Responsible Water Use

April 29:  The Secret to a Healthy, Water-Thrifty Lawn & Responsible Water Use ... Plant Doctor Jon Bruyn will share some simple steps to ensure your lawn will be its very best this year – from watering, feeding, weed control and mowing practices to animal and winter damage repair. He’ll also discuss other low maintenance, living alternatives to turf grass.

Growing Vegetables Successfully Anywhere -- Moana Lane

May 6: Growing Vegetables Successfully Anywhere -- Moana Lane:  10-11 AM ..... You have asked for it, now you have it:  a complete seminar on growing veggies in our late spring and summer in northern Nevada. Discussion will cover organic and non-organic methods, raised beds & containers, single to multiple crops, from seedlings to harvest. We have had some hard years recently that caused poor results for many homeowners.  Moana Plant Doctor Jon Bruyn will explain how to mitigate the stresses our environment can cause for plants and you.  You will leave knowing what can go wrong and confident that you can handle whatever northern Nevada gives us.

In your Garden Now! -- Pyramid Hwy: 1-2 PM

May 6:  In your Garden Now -- Pyramid Hwy: 1-2 PM ..... Attend this seminar for timely information on what your garden and landscape needs to flourish this upcoming season. Tips on fertilizing, pruning, watering and what to plant now, will be discussed.  The Adventures of Gardening!  Let Plant Doctor, Certified Arborist, Horticulturist and gardening addict Michelle Gilmore share with you all the fun things you can do in your yard now.

High Desert Iris Society Show & Seminar

May 13 & 14: High Desert Iris Society Show ... Moana Nursery, 1100 W. Moana Lane – inside retail store ...Saturday:  1:00 – 6:00 PM with a 10:00 AM to 1:00 PM Seminar – see below ...Sunday:    9:00 AM – 4 PM  ... May 13:  10 Garden Upgrades with Iris - 10 to 1 in Landscape Bldg. - - - -Presented by the High Desert Iris Society, a Region 14 Affiliate of the American Iris Society.  Drop in any time and stay as long as you would like. - - Learn from High Desert Iris Society members as they present a fast-paced variety of topics and science for beginners and experts::::·         1. 10 favors for your soil .....·         2. 10 companion plants for iris .....·         3. 10 essential garden tools .....·         4. 10 garden tasks for the year .....·         5. 10 goals for your garden .....·         6. 10 reasons to join a garden club ..... Door prize drawings include iris. Then visit the HDIS Annual judged iris flower show to see an amazing array of iris Saturday from 1 to 6 PM and Sunday, May 14 from  9 AM to 4 PM. 

Made for Shade Gardening

May 20:  Made for Shade Gardening ... Learn to design a colorful shade garden.  Steve Packer, Moana Nursery Plant Doctor, Horticulturist & Certified Arborist will discuss the best practices for shade gardening and offer plant suggestions to bring a splash of color into a shaded area.

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.

Memorial Day Weekend – no seminar

May 27:  Memorial Day Weekend – no seminar