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.


How to Select and Care for Houseplants

February. 24:  How to Select and Care for Houseplants  10-11 AM ..... Join our greenhouse manager Michelle Cartnick to learn how to select houseplants for your home or office and how easy it is to keep them alive and even thrive.  Take advantage of this opportunity to find out how houseplants can make you healthier and happier.  A tour of the greenhouse will follow the seminar.

Succulent Terrarium Workshop

February 24:  Succulent Terrarium Workshop 2-3 PM  in the Florist Shop at Moana Lane ..... Join our talented floral designer Daulton Williams for this lively workshop to learn how to create & care for a succulent terrarium. He will share design & care tips. Cost is $45 and includes all materials. Must sign up and pay workshop fee in advance at our Moana Lane store or you can call 825-0671 to register with a credit card. (No shows will not be refunded their money.) Class size is limited to 10 adults (minimum of 4). Workshop will be held in the Floral Department at Moana Lane.

Desert Tortoise Adoption & Basic Care

March 3:  Desert Tortoise Adoption & Basic Care ..... Yes, tortoises can live in the Truckee Meadows!  Kym McDonough, the Northern Nevada Adoptions Coordinator for The Tortoise Group will explain the adoption process for the threatened Mojave Desert tortoise under the authority of US Fish & Wildlife Service and Nevada Department of Wildlife.  Learn how to create a tortoise friendly habitat and care for a tortoise in northern Nevada.

Successful Nevada Gardening

March 10:  Successful Nevada Gardening  ... Are you looking for information on how to succeed at gardening, despite the challenges of our northern Nevada environment? Join Plant Doctor, certified arborist and horticulturist Lisa Braginton to learn about soils, best watering practices, and some of the plants that will survive and even thrive here.  She’ll share proven tips and commiseration! 

Grand Re-Opening Sparks Moana Nursery at 3397 Pyramid Way

Grand Re-Opening of our Sparks location at 3397 Pyramid Way. Join us for some special deals and celebration of Spring (hopefully).

The Secret to Healthy Green Lawn

March 17:  The Secret to Healthy Green Lawn ..... Plant Doctor Jon Bruyn and Eileen Stram from G&B Organics 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. They’ll also discuss other low maintenance, living alternatives to turf grass.

Spring Floral Bubble Bowl Workshop

March 17:  Spring Floral Bubble Bowl Workshop    2-3 PM in the Florist Shop ..... Join Master Floral Designer Gigi Williams for this workshop to learn the joys & basics of floral arranging.  You’ll leave with a beautiful bubble bowl filled with gorgeous seasonal flowers.  Cost is $45 and includes all the materials.  Must sign up and pay workshop fee in advance our Moana Lane store or you can call the florist at 825-0671 to register with a credit card. (No shows will not be refunded their money.) Class size is limited to 10 adults (minimum of 6). Workshop will be held in the Floral Department at Moana Lane

Rose Care 101 Seminar

March 24:  Rose Care 101 ..... Join Dianne Stortz-Lintz, Rose Specialist and former City of Reno Horticulturist, to learn when (April) and how to prune your roses; proper techniques will be demonstrated. Dianne will share tips for having spectacular roses even if you've never grown them before. You'll learn about the different varieties of roses and how easy they can be when the right varieties and locations are selected as well as what planting techniques will ensure your success.

Easter Weekend - No Seminars

Easter Weekend - No Seminars

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.