Garden events: Learn history and physics while enjoying gardens

Published: Saturday, Sep. 7, 2013 - 12:00 am

CAPITOL CONNECTIONS

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811

During this guided tour of the cemetery and its gardens, learn the tales (including a few scandals) of the movers and shakers, craftsmen and common folks who helped make the state Capitol a reality.

ORCHID WORKSHOP

Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento

When: 11 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.exoticplantsltd.com, (916) 922-4769

Orchid expert Kifumi Keppler shares her secrets for success.

NATURE ADVENTURES: DESIGN + LAUNCH FLIGHT DERBY

Where: UC Davis arboretum; meet at the Gazebo

When: 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

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

During this family-friendly guided tour, learn about the physics of flight and momentum in birds, butterflies, seeds, airplanes, rockets and more. Try your hand at a variety of DIY paper airplane designs, and take part in a fun “flight derby,” co-sponsored by the Davis Art Center.

DEADHEADING AT DUSK

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 6 p.m. Monday

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811

Join volunteers from the Heritage Rose Group as they tidy up the cemetery’s world-famous collection and learn about old garden roses.

26th ANNUAL DELTA GESNERIAD & AFRICAN VIOLET SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE

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

When: 1-4 p.m. next Saturday , 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sept. 15

Admission: Free

Details: www.sacviolets.org, (916) 531-5716

This huge show features hundreds of violets and their close cousins, gesneriads, in full bloom. Take some home, too. More than 1,000 plants will be offered for sale along with self-watering pots and supplies.

– Debbie Arrington



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