Smell the roses, gather acorns this weekend

Published: Saturday, Oct. 12, 2013 - 12:00 am

• SIERRA FOOTHILLS ROSE SOCIETY ROSE SHOW

Where: Bushnell Gardens, 5255 Douglas Blvd., Granite Bay

When: Noon-5 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.sactorose.org

See hundreds of roses at their peak of fall bloom as well as spectacular arrangements. Learn about rose care and new varieties.

• OAK-TOBER TOUR

Where: Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum, UC Davis campus

When: 11 a.m. today

Admission: Free

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

This family tour of the arboretum’s Shields Oak Grove celebrates acorn season in its many forms.

• WHAT’S BLOOMING IN THE CEMETERY

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 264-7839

Take a guided tour of the cemetery’s world-famous gardens; rain cancels.

• NATIVES AS THE NEW FRONT YARD

Where: Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, UC Davis campus

When: 10 a.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

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

Learn how to use California native plants in water-efficient landscaping, then tour the Mary Wattis Brown Garden to see examples.

• ORCHID FESTIVAL SHOW AND SALE

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

When: 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m. next Saturday, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. Oct. 20

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 264-8800

Hosted by the Orchid Forum of Sacramento, this event features scores of exotic orchids in full bloom plus demonstrations on their care. Take home plants and supplies, too.

– Debbie Arrington



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