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
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
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
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
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.
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon next Saturday
Details: (916) 922-4769
Tropical plants expert Kifumi Keppler leads this popular workshop on orchid care. RSVP to save a seat.
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
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.