ROSE GARDEN TOUR
Where: 8180 Mount Aukum Road, Mount Aukum
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today
Details: (209) 245-4164
Ben and Elsina Dean open to the public their huge Amador County rose garden featuring hundreds of unusual varieties in this fundraiser to support the St. Katherine Drexel Youth Ministry. Their garden is near Plymouth, off Shenandoah Road, in Amador County's wine country.
NATOMAS ROSE GARDEN PARTY
Where: Natomas Rose Garden (next to the South Natomas Library), 2921 Truxel Road, Sacramento
When: 6-9 p.m. Sunday
Details: www.natomasrosegarden.org, (916) 359-7411
The public is invited to this special event, including a twilight tango dance and the dedication of the garden's new centerpiece fountain.
WORM COMPOSTING WORKSHOP
Where: Antelope Library, 4235 Antelope Road, Antelope
When: 11 a.m. next Saturday
Details: cesacremento.ucdavis.edu, (916) 875-6913
UC Master Gardeners will present worm composting basics including how to set up a worm bin, feeding and care of worms, and harvesting the nutrient-rich castings.
TOUR: FRATERNAL ORDERS, SECRET SOCIETIES & SYMBOLISM
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. next Saturday
Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811
This guided tour focuses on the brotherhoods and societies that united and divided early immigrants now buried in the cemetery and its gardens.
TECH-MINDED TREE TOURS
Where: Shepard Garden and Art Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 6:30 p.m. Tuesday
Details: www.sactree.org, (916) 974-4333
This summer, the Sacramento Tree Foundation hosts evening tree tours and tree-care sessions with a certified arborist and uses technology to solve basic dilemmas. Participants are encouraged to bring a tablet or smartphone. Learn how to identify trees, edit data and a lot more using GreenprintMaps. Additional tours are planned for July 30, Aug. 20 and Sept. 23.