Garden Calendar: Today and coming events

Published: Saturday, Apr. 27, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6CALIFORNIA LIFE

Special events


• 2013 Home and Garden Show. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. today; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Calaveras County Fairgrounds, 101 Frogtown Road, Angels Camp. Free. (209) 754-5400.


• The Secret Garden in Elk Grove is hosting a spring garden fair and plant sale featuring work of small plant growers and local crafters. Over a dozen local vendors. 9 a.m.-3 p.m. The Secret Garden, 8450 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove. Free. (916) 682-6839.


• The Friends of the UC Davis Arboretum will host a spring plant sale and used-shovel drive for a campus and city outdoor art sculpture scheduled for completion this fall. 9 a.m.-1 p.m. UC Davis Arboretum and Public Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive across from the UC Davis Veterinary Medicine Teaching Hospital, Davis. Free. (530) 752-4880.

• California Native Plant Society will host a wildflower show and plant exhibit featuring talks, plant sales, discovery zones for children, and a showcase of native plants. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. with talks: "Soil Born Farms Tour," 11:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.; "Native Plants," 12:30-1:15 p.m.; "Bees are Not Optional," 1:30-2:15 p.m.; "Ecology and Ethnobotany," 2:30-3:15 p.m. American River Parkway at Soil Born Farms, 2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova. $5 suggested donation. (916) 812-2876.


• The Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts presents a lecture by quilt instructor Tammie Bowser titled "Pixels are Magic." 7 p.m. Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. Free to STCA members; $3 nonmembers. (916) 927-2975.

Next Saturday-May 5

• The Capital Woodcarvers will host a woodcarving show with the theme, "Discover the Art of Woodcarving – Let Us Show You How." Carvings will be on display all weekend, and learn how to carve by attending workshops. Soap carving workshops available for children. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 4; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5. The Scottish Rite Center, 6151 H St., Sacramento. $5 general, free for students and children. (916) 783-5477.

• The Sacramento Bonsai Club's 67th Annual Show will feature plant and tree sales, benefit drawings, and demonstrations at 2 p.m. both days. Noon-5 p.m. May 4; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 5. Free. (916) 622-8048.

• Sacramento Cactus and Succulent Society show and sale features plant collections and displays by professionals and members. A plant will be given each day to the first 100 guests. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. plant sale, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. exhibition May 4; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. plant sale and exhibition May 5. Shepard Art Center, 3330 McKinely Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-8800.

Next Saturday

• Tour residential neighborhoods at the 15th annual Land Park Garden and Tea Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; noon luncheon. Tickets can be purchased at Holy Spirit Church, 3159 Land Park Drive, Sacramento. $20-$25 garden tour only; $45 garden tea luncheon and tour. (916) 446-7605.

May 5

• AAUW Healdsburg Home Tour. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 221 Matheson, Healdsburg. $35 advance; $40 day off. (707) 974-8403. Tour map and registration at

• Enjoy seven Davis gardens with sculpture collections by local artists at the 22nd annual Pence Gallery Garden Tour. Speak to vendors and master gardeners. Noon-5 p.m. Host garden, 27050 Country Club Circle, Davis. $20 Pence members; $20 general. (530) 758-3370. On the day of tour, tickets are available in person at the host garden or Pence Gallery at 212 D St., Davis.

Classes and workshops


• Join the Nevada County master gardeners at the Home and Garden Show. Master gardeners will be there to answer gardening questions. Bring samples for pest identification or plant identification. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Nevada County Fair Grounds, 11228 McCourtney Road, Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.

• Learn how to integrate trees and shrubs into landscape design. Master Gardener Steve Savage will discuss planting techniques and ongoing maintenance with a focus on plants that are well adapted to El Dorado County's climate. Presented by the El Dorado County master gardeners. 9 a.m.-noon. Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane Ct., Placerville. Free. (530) 621-5512.

• Dreambuilders Home Remodeling presents seminars on planning a kitchen or bathroom remodel. Learn about design, choosing the right stragety for your budget, and more. 9-10:30 a.m., Planning Your Kitchen Remodel; 11 a.m.-noon, Planning Your Bathroom Remodel. 893 Embarcadero Drive, Ste. 103, El Dorado Hills. Free. (916) 933-7371.

• Landscape Liaisons' Cheryl Buckwalter will present a workshop on landscape design. Learn how design and planting techniques can cut water use. 9 a.m.-noon. San Juan Water District, 9935 Auburn-Folsom Road, Granite Bay. Free. (916) 791-2663. Reservations suggested, but walk-ins are welcome.

• Rio Linda Grange No. 403 presents a garden workshop on growing your own mushrooms with Cameron Meeks, founder of Myriad Mycology LLC. Lectures, hands-on activities, mushroom medicine and more. 10 a.m.-2 p.m., with a potluck at 4:30 p.m. Rio Linda Grange, 1315 G St., Rio Linda. $25 paid upon arrival. (916) 595-4496.


• The Sacramento Center for the Textile Arts presents a workshop by Tammie Bowser, "Easy and Amazing Quilted Photography." 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento. $85 members; $95 nonmembers. (916) 927-2975. Registration required.

Next Saturday

• Learn about effective organic methods to manage pests and disease with the Nevada County master gardeners. 10 a.m.-noon. NID Business Center Grounds, NID Annex Room, 1036 West Main St., Grass Valley. Free. (530) 273-0919.



• Carmichael Cactus and Succulent Society meeting. 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Clubhouse, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael; Garden Tours with Mary Griggs and Norm Klein. 1-3 p.m. 11139 Mace River Ct., Rancho Cordova. Free. (916) 729-3475.


• The Organic Gardening Club of Sacramento County will meet for the program "Bonnie Ross and California Native Plants." 10 a.m. Carmichael Park Administration Building, Room 1, 5750 Grant Ave., Carmichael. Free. (916) 635-6724.

• Learn gardening tips at the Sacramento Public Library Monthly Garden Club Meeting. 1 p.m. Rancho Cordova library branch, 9845 Folsom Blvd., Sacramento. Free. (916) 264-2920.

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