Where: Maple Rock Gardens, 100 Clark Tunnel Road, Newcastle
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today
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: Fair Oaks Boulevard Nursery, 4681 Fair Oaks Blvd., Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday
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.
BENEFIT PLANT SALE
Where: 3072 24th St., Sacramento (near Curtis Park)
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. today, Sunday and Monday
Details: (916) 617-7516
More than 3,000 hardy plants (including many unusual varieties) are offered 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. today
Details: www.sierrastreamsinstitute.orgor (530) 272-8900
A 1-acre native garden opens to the public for this event, which features artists plus a seminar on sustainable gardening at 10:30 a.m.
71ST SACRAMENTO FUCHSIA SHOW AND SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday
Details: (916) 808-8800
The Sacramento branch of the American Fuchsia Society hosts this show and sale featuring scores of fuchsias that thrive in the Sacramento area.
HOME ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPO
Where: SMUD Energy and Technology Center, 6301 S St., Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-2 p.m. today
Admission: Free to SMUD customers
Details: www.smud.org, (888) 742-7683
Sacramento Municipal Utility District experts host this one-stop expo with information on rebates, incentives, products and ideas for reducing home energy use.
SUNSET CELEBRATION WEEKEND
Where: Sunset Magazine Headquarters and Gardens, 80 Willow Road, Menlo Park
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday
Admission: $18; seniors age 60 and over, $15; 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.