Kathy Keatley Garvey Special to The Bee

The week ahead: home and garden activities

Published: Saturday, Apr. 20, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 2CALIFORNIA LIFE
Last Modified: Tuesday, Apr. 23, 2013 - 2:02 pm

GARDEN-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• OPEN GARDENS AT THE CEMETERY

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1110 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.cemeteryrose.org, (916) 264-7839

Patrons literally line up outside the gate to get into this event, featuring the cemetery's 500-bush heritage rose garden plus perennials in Hamilton Square and California native plants. There's also a plant sale featuring rare roses propagated from the cemetery's world-famous collection; see catalog online.


• 63rd ANNUAL SACRAMENTO IRIS SHOW

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

When: Noon-5 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 264-8800

The Sacramento Iris Society presents its annual show and sale with hundreds of blooms. Take some home.


• 65th ANNUAL SACRAMENTO ROSE SOCIETY SHOW

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

When: 1-5 p.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sactorose.org, (916) 799-6199

This large show usually coincides with Sacramento's peak of bloom. See hundreds of flowers at their best. Also, see large exhibit of 19th century roses and modern arrangements with an America's Cup sailing theme. Cut flowers and potted roses offered for sale. Entries accepted 6-10 a.m.; beginners welcome.


• WHAT'S NEW IN THE NATIVE PLANT GARDEN

Where Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, UC Davis

When: 2 p.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

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

Tour the renovated Mary Wattis Brown Garden of California Native Plants. See examples of native plants that work well in local home landscapes.


HOME-RELATED ACTIVITIES


• CELEBRATE THE EARTH FESTIVAL

Where: Mahany Regional Park, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville

When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: http://www.roseville.ca.us/explore, (916) 746-1550

Roseville's Utility Exploration Center hosts its sixth annual festival, dedicated to green, clean living. Enjoy live entertainment, music, food trucks, electric vehicles, local "green" vendors, children's activities (including Dr. Solar, Uncle Jer's traveling bees and pony rides) and much more. Lots of workshops and demonstrations, too, with something for the whole family.

– Debbie Arrington

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