May Arboretum Society Events

Back and Better Than Ever!
Friday May 10
5:30 pm to 7:30 pm (Members preview only)
Saturday May 11
8:00 am to 2:00 pm
Sunday May 12
8:00 am to 12:00 pm (or until sold out)

Even More Events

Birds in the Garden

Sunday May 5
8:00 am

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature during an enchanting early morning walk led by expert naturalist Lauren Whitenack. Discover the vast array of habitats surrounding the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden, observing fascinating bird species, encountering diverse wildlife, and witnessing the remarkable wonders of your arboretum.

Spring Plant Sale

Friday May 10
Saturday May 11
Sunday May 12
5:30 pm
8:00 am
8:00 am

Gardening Talks at Spanish Springs Library

Sunday May 12
1:30 pm

Brought to you by The University of Nevada, Reno Extension Master Gardener program

Garden Lecture Series: Does Native Gardening Really use Less Water?

Sunday May 12
1:30 pm

Join us for a guest lecture series on gardening in Northern Nevada, where you'll gain valuable insights and uncover the secrets to flourishing gardens in our unique climate from a master gardener. Discover practical tips and techniques that will help you create a thriving garden that can withstand the challenges and embrace the beauty of our region.

Garden Lecture Series: How Hard is Herbal Gardening?

Sunday May 19
1:30 pm

Join us for a guest lecture series on gardening in Northern Nevada, where you'll gain valuable insights and uncover the secrets to flourishing gardens in our unique climate from a master gardener. Discover practical tips and techniques that will help you create a thriving garden that can withstand the challenges and embrace the beauty of our region.

Garden Gnomads

Thursday May 23
6:00 am

As a group we will travel to the Ruth Bancroft Garden, a world-renowned 3.5 acre botanical garden and retail Nursery housing a collection of climate-resilient plants from around the world.

Garden Lecture Series: What Do the Birds and Bees Like in My Garden?

Sunday May 26
1:30 pm

Join us for a guest lecture series on gardening in Northern Nevada, where you'll gain valuable insights and uncover the secrets to flourishing gardens in our unique climate from a master gardener. Discover practical tips and techniques that will help you create a thriving garden that can withstand the challenges and embrace the beauty of our region.

Birds in the Garden

Sunday June 2
8:00 am

Immerse yourself in the beauty of nature during an enchanting early morning walk led by expert naturalist Lauren Whitenack. Discover the vast array of habitats surrounding the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden, observing fascinating bird species, encountering diverse wildlife, and witnessing the remarkable wonders of your arboretum.

Garden Lecture Series: Can I Eat Everything I Grow - Edible Gardening?

Sunday June 2
1:30 pm

Join us for a guest lecture series on gardening in Northern Nevada, where you'll gain valuable insights and uncover the secrets to flourishing gardens in our unique climate from a master gardener. Discover practical tips and techniques that will help you create a thriving garden that can withstand the challenges and embrace the beauty of our region.

Garden Lecture Series: What is Organic Gardening?

Sunday June 9
1:30 pm

Join us for a guest lecture series on gardening in Northern Nevada, where you'll gain valuable insights and uncover the secrets to flourishing gardens in our unique climate from a master gardener. Discover practical tips and techniques that will help you create a thriving garden that can withstand the challenges and embrace the beauty of our region.

A Stroll Through the Garden on a Summer's Morning - A Tree Walk

Saturday June 22
10:00 am

Explore the vibrant array of 220 woody plant species flourishing within the grounds of your arboretum. Delve into the fascinating intricacies of these plants, gaining insight into their distinct features and ecological importance.

Garden Lecture Series: Container Gardening Benefits for Small Spaces

Sunday June 23
1:30 pm

Join us for a guest lecture series on gardening in Northern Nevada, where you'll gain valuable insights and uncover the secrets to flourishing gardens in our unique climate from a master gardener. Discover practical tips and techniques that will help you create a thriving garden that can withstand the challenges and embrace the beauty of our region.

Garden Lecture Series: Family Gardening

Sunday June 30
1:30 pm

Join us for a guest lecture series on gardening in Northern Nevada, where you'll gain valuable insights and uncover the secrets to flourishing gardens in our unique climate from a master gardener. Discover practical tips and techniques that will help you create a thriving garden that can withstand the challenges and embrace the beauty of our region.

Birds in the Garden

Sunday September 1
8:00 am

Experience an early morning walk as Lauren Whitenack guides us in exploring the varied habitat in and around the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden, observing different bird species, wildlife and more.

Birds in the Garden

Sunday October 6
8:00 am

Experience an early morning walk as Lauren Whitenack guides us in exploring the varied habitat in and around the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden, observing different bird species, wildlife and more.

Fall Bulb Festival

Saturday October 12

The Garden Dresses up in its Finest - A Tree Walk

Saturday October 19
10:00 am

Explore the vibrant array of 220 woody plant species flourishing within the grounds of your arboretum. Delve into the fascinating intricacies of these plants, gaining insight into their distinct features and ecological importance.

Birds in the Garden

Sunday November 3
8:00 am

Experience an early morning walk as Lauren Whitenack guides us in exploring the varied habitat in and around the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden, observing different bird species, wildlife and more.

Birds in the Garden

Sunday December 1
8:00 am

Experience an early morning walk as Lauren Whitenack guides us in exploring the varied habitat in and around the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden, observing different bird species, wildlife and more.