May Arboretum Society

The May Arboretum Society Will Host a Hands-On Workshop Teaching at the Ranch House

Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden, Reno, Nevada – Facilitated by internationally recognized artist, Marilynn Clarke, Dyeing with Deadheads will teach how to extract color from the plants in the garden and then how to use them to dye fibers.

Nature provides a ready palette of bright and vibrant colors. Throughout history, plants and vegetables have been used to dye fabrics and we can still use these techniques today.

During this evening workshop, each participant will create a unique scarf using these dyeing techniques. All materials will be provided.

Admission is:

  • $30 May Arboretum Society Members
  • $50 for General Public (all materials included)

Date(s) and location:

The Ranch House at the May Arboretum and Botanical Garden within Rancho San Rafael Regional Park - 1595 North Sierra Street, Reno.

Thursday, October 8th 6:00pm to 8:30p

About May Arboretum Society

The Society was establishd in 1986. In 1994 the Society was granted 501(c)3 status by the IRS as a not-for-profit charitable organization. Through fundraising events and donations, in addition to volunteer hours we support the continued improvement of the Wilbur D. May Arboretum and Botanical Garden. The May Arboretum Society is a non-profit organization whose mission is to support the operations and sustainability of the Arboretum.


Mailing address:

P.O. Box 6225

Reno, Nevada


Telephone: 775-785-4153



May Arboretum Society

Reno-Sparks, NV,
United States


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