Anne Chadwick Williams / Sacramento Bee file

The UC Davis Arboretum’s Native American Contemplative Garden is open to visitors.

Native American garden in UC Davis spotlight

Published: Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013 - 12:00 am

• NATIVE AMERICAN USES FOR CALIFORNIA PLANTS

Where: Buehler Alumni and Visitors Center, UC Davis

When: 11 a.m. today

Admission: Free

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

This family-friendly guided tour explores the UC Davis Arboretum’s Native American Contemplative Garden with an eye out for California plants. Learn how the first Californians made the most of native flora.

• PATRIOTISM AND SACRAMENTO’S VETERANS

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com

In honor of area veterans, this special Veterans Day weekend tour of the cemetery and its gardens focuses on Sacramento’s patriots, dating back to the War of 1812.

• WALK WITH WARREN: EXPLORING OAKS

Where: Gazebo, UC Davis Arboretum

When: Noon Wednesday

Admission: Free

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

Let Warren Roberts, arboretum superintendent emeritus, be your guide as you explore oaks from around the world in the arboretum’s west end gardens.

• BERRIES IN THE FOOTHILLS

Where: Government Center Hearing Room, Building C, 2850 Fairlane St., Placerville

When: 9 a.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: http://ceeldorado.ucanr.edu, (530) 621-5502

El Dorado County master gardeners share their tips on how to grow strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and more in foothill gardens.

– Debbie Arrington



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