May Arboretum Society Events

The scent of lavender will float through the air
Saturday July 9
9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Even More Events

June 4th
Saturday June 4
9:00 am

Plein Air Paint Out Amongst the Perennials

Stroll through the gardens while the region’s artists set up their easels as they paint en plein air, capturing their favorite landscapes throughout the gardens and groves, showcasing the essence of the fauna and flora that calls the Arboretum home!

June 30th
July 1st
Thursday June 30
Friday July 1
5:00 pm
6:00 pm

Dragon Lights: The Magic Returns

July 1st - Aug. 12th
Dragon Lights Reno will once again illuminate the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Gardens in Rancho San Rafael Park with all new lantern displays.

July 5th
July 7th
July 12th
July 14th
July 19th
July 21st
July 26th
July 28th
Tuesday July 5
Thursday July 7
Tuesday July 12
Thursday July 14
Tuesday July 19
Thursday July 21
Tuesday July 26
Thursday July 28
10:30 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
10:30 am
10:30 am

It’s Natural: Grow Your Writing Skills at May Arboretum

Join us at the Ranch House for this unique Artown event!

July 9th
Saturday July 9
9:00 am

8th Annual Lavender Day Sale

Enjoy the scent of lavender, demonstrations on planting, harvesting, and infusing with lavender and other mini-presentations.

September 2nd
September 9th
September 16th
September 23rd
September 30th
Friday September 2
Friday September 9
Friday September 16
Friday September 23
Friday September 30
5:30 pm
5:30 pm
5:30 pm
5:30 pm
5:30 pm

Picnic In the Park Music Series

Get a great start to your weekend by enjoying the relaxing and serene setting of Kleiner’s Oak Grove while listening to a series of artists every Friday in September.

October 8th
Saturday October 8
9:00 am

The Society’s Fall Bulb Festival

Enjoy autumn at the Arboretum, while planning for a blooming spring garden!

December 3rd
Saturday December 3
9:00 am

Amaryllis Bulb Sale

Join us for Coffee and Pastries while shopping our beautiful selection of Amaryllis Bulbs.

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The Heart of Your Arboretum

The May Arboretum Society is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) dedicated to the life, growth, and long term sustainability of the Wilbur D. May Arboretum, your arboretum, at Rancho San Rafael Regional Park in beautiful downtown Reno. Events, education, lectures and workshops enrich our members, our city, and our society as a whole.

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