Dedicated to the One I Love garden tour. Learn about some of the stories behind places and plants that have been dedicated by community members. 10 a.m. Nature's Gallery Court, Garrod Drive, UC Davis, Davis. (530) 752-4880.
Gold Country Garden Tour, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., offering tours of seven El Dorado County gardens, and lunch at Holly's Hill Vineyards (3680 Leisure Lane, Placerville; 11 a.m.-2 p.m.), with crafts, children's art show, music. Map available at Gold Oak Elementary, 3171 Pleasant Valley Road, Placerville. $35 includes tour and lunch ticket. (530) 644-8042.
Warren Roberts, superintendent emeritus of the UC Davis Arboretum will share stories from his career in horticulture during the 25th anniversary Spring Celebration at Quarryhill Botanical Garden, 12841 Sonoma Highway, Glen Ellen. Includes docent-led tours, silent auction. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. $45 members, $55 nonmembers. Reservations required. (707) 996-3166.
Next Saturday and June 3
The Flying Needles Quilters Guild 2012 quilt show, featuring a marketplace, Viewer's Choice, vendors, silent auction and demonstrations. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday, and 10 a.m.-3 p.m. June 3. Yolo County Fairgrounds, 1250 E. Gum Ave., Woodland. $6 per day. (530) 753-1933.
Midtown Plant Sale benefiting kids camp program of Sunburst Projects. 10 a.m.-3 p.m. The Gifted Gardener, 18th and J Streets, Sacramento. (916) 617-7516.
Classes and workshops
Orangevale Grange No. 354 presents Introduction to Organic Gardening Part 2, as part of the Grange Garden Project with instructors Christopher Lopez (permaculture designer) and Dominic Allimano (permaculture designer and teacher), who will talk about climate- adapted plants, water-wise strategies, and natural pest and weed management. 9 a.m.-noon. 5807 Walnut Ave., Orangevale. $5 donation. (916) 224-8895.
Master Gardener Judy Weiner will talk about cutting gardens and how to start one in the El Dorado County Master Gardener class, "From Garden to Vase: Annuals and Perennials." 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.
Learn simple secrets to growing and re-blooming orchids, and general plant care tips with Exotic Plants owner and founder Kifumi Keppler. Offered next Saturday, and July 7 and Aug. 4. Seating is limited. Registration is recommended. Free. (916) 922-4769.
Learn how to deter pests by creating healthy plants, rotating crops and reducing plant stress in the workshop "Insect Pest Control: Least Toxic Methods." 9 a.m.- noon. NID Business Center Grounds, 1036 W. Main St., Grass Valley. (530) 273-0919.
Learn how to plant in containers with master gardener Kristen Rankin in the El Dorado County Master Gardener class, "Hanging Baskets." 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.
See the demonstration flower gardens in bloom during a lunch-time stroll in the UC Davis Arboretum with arboretum superintendent emeritus Warren Roberts. Noon. Meet at the arboretum gazebo on Garrod Drive, UC Davis campus. Parking is $7 in Visitor Lot 55. (530) 752-4880.
Master gardener Heidi Napier will cover "Pets, Pesticides and Poisonous Plants" during a El Dorado County Master Gardener class. 9 a.m.-noon. Veterans Memorial Building, 130 Placerville Drive, Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5502.
The Gardeners of the Grove garden club meeting with Nicki Larsen of Travel by Nicki, who will offer a slide show presentation, "Springtime in South Africa." 6:30 p.m. Room 100, Jesse Wright Suites, 9275 East Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. (916) 691-9433.
The Organic Gardening Club of Sacramento County meeting. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Administration Building, Room 1, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. (916) 635-6724.
Taylor Lewis will discuss growing California native succulents during the Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society meeting. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. (916) 729-3475.