MEMORIAL DAY REMEMBRANCE
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 11 a.m. today
Amid the cemetery's gardens, remember veterans with patriotic readings, music, speakers and a tour of grave-sites.
CHRYSANTHEMUM PLANT SALE
Where: Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery, 4681 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. June 2
Details: (916) 988-6081
At perfect planting time for fall flowers, the Sacramento Chrysanthemum Society offers rooted cuttings of standout mums including large spider, quill and incurving varieties as well as anemone and pompons.
Where: Maple Rock Gardens, 100 Clark Tunnel Road, Newcastle
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday
Admission: $10; children 12 and under admitted free
Details: (916) 660-0117
Enjoy self-guided walking tours and a charming model railroad in this outstanding garden.
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon next Saturday
Details: (916) 922-4769
Orchid expert Kifumi Keppler presents this popular workshop; call early to reserve a seat.
BENEFIT PLANT SALE
Where:3072 24th St., Sacramento (near Curtis Park)
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. next Saturday and June 2-3
Details: (916) 617-7516
Perennials expert Bob Hamm offers more than 3,000 hardy plants (including many unusual varieties) at this fundraiser for the Sunburst Projects camp fund for children living with AIDS or HIV.
ART IN THE GARDEN
Where: 21816 Rambling Road, Grass Valley
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday
Details: at www.sierrastreamsinstitute.org, (530) 272-8900
Fred Hodgson and Brad Carter open their 1-acre native garden to the public for this special event, which features several artists including Copper Gardens' David Burns, Bill DeGroot and Don Augstein. Sustainable gardening expert Carolyn Singer will lead a seminar at 10:30 a.m.
SUNSET CELEBRATION WEEKEND
Where: Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens, 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday and June 2
Admission: $18; $15 for those age 60 and over; children age 12 and under admitted free
Themed "Why We Love the West," this huge lifestyle, food and gardening expo brings the pages of Sunset magazine to life. Fabio Viviani and Susan Feniger top a roster of celebrity chefs leading demonstrations. A special 4,000-square-foot design house "reimagines the Sunset Home." More than 23,000 patrons attended last year.