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The week ahead: home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Oct. 27, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• CENTRAL PARK GARDENS OPEN HOUSE AND PLANT SALE

Where: B Street between Third and Fourth streets, Davis

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.centralparkgardens.org

Celebrating the volunteer efforts of Davis' Central Park Gardens, this open house features four demonstration gardens, master gardeners with water-saving and pest-fighting tips, and a plant sale with fall vegetables, annuals and perennials. Kids can take part in seed planting, a garden hunt and games.


• 65TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO CHRYSANTHEMUM SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 1-4 p.m. next Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 4

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 988-6081

See hundreds of magnificent mums in full fall glory – and take home some, too. Potted plants and cut flowers will be offered for sale. This large show features arrangements by local floral designers with the public serving as judge.


• BENEFIT PLANT SALE

Where: 3072 24th St., Sacramento

When:11 a.m.-3 p.m. next Saturday and Nov. 4

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 617-7516

Perennials expert Bob Hamm hosts this huge clearance sale with more than 1,500 unusual plants, all half-price and ready for fall planting. Proceeds benefit the Sunburst Projects' Adopt a Child program. Cash or checks only.


• NATIVE AMERICAN CONTEMPLATIVE GARDEN

Where: Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, Old Davis Road, UC Davis campus

When: 2 p.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu, (530) 752-4880

Arboretum docents and UC Davis students lead this tour of the campus' American Indian garden featuring plants used by the Sacramento Valley's first residents.


• ORCHID WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: Noon next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 922-4769

Tropical plants expert Kifumi Keppler leads this popular workshop on orchid care. RSVP to save a seat.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES

• ART AND ANTIQUES SHOW AND SALE

Where: Scottish Rite Temple, 6151 H St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $7

Details: www.crockerartmuseum.org, (916) 807-0158

Benefiting the Crocker Art Museum, this large show features furniture, jewelry, paintings, collectibles and more from 45 regional and national dealers. Experts will be on hand to answer appraisal and conservation questions.

– Debbie Arrington

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