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Mandarin growers host Orchard Days

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

• MOUNTAIN MANDARIN ORCHARD DAYS

Where: Sierra foothills farms

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. today and Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.mountainmandarins.com

Several mandarin growers open their orchards and farm stands to the public this weekend for a taste of this wonderful local citrus. See how mandarins grow while getting fruit direct from farmers. Most locations also offer crafts and fun activities to go with their fruit. For locations and directions, visit the website.

• ROSE PRUNING WORKSHOP

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today; rain cancels

Admission: Free

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

Volunteers from the cemetery’s world-famous heritage rose gardens share their tips for taming thorny bushes, particularly old garden and large shrub roses.

Bring gloves and clippers.

• WALK WITH WARREN

Where: Gazebo, UC Dabis Arboretum

When: Noon Wednesday

Admission: Free

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

Join arboretum superintendent emeritus and well-known storyteller Warren Roberts for a visit to see the winter wonders of the arboretum’s west-end gardens.

– Debbie Arrington



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