Lezlie Sterling / Sacramento Bee file

A Golden Currant shrub flowers in the Native plant garden at UCD. In honor of UCD's 100th anniversary, it's arboretum put together 100 All-Star plants all drought-resistant and made for future-oriented local gardeners, Wednesday, March 31, 2009.

Cycle through the gardens at arboretum

Published: Saturday, Apr. 19, 2014 - 12:00 am

• BICYCLE TOUR OF THE ARBORETUM

Where: Start at Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis

When: 2 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu,

(530) 752-4880

Bring your bike and a water bottle for a leisurely one-hour guided spring tour of the arboretum.

• 64TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO IRIS SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE

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

When: 1-5 p.m. today, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 642-9942

Bearded irises (drought-tolerant beauties) put on an Easter weekend spectacular at this always popular show.

• ROMANCE AND ROSES

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 6:30 tonight

Admission: Suggested donation is $5

Details: www.cemeteryrose.org

Take a twilight tour of the cemetery in bloom, guided by costumed docents, as they share stories of romance in Sacramento’s pioneer days.

• PUBLIC PLANT SALE: THE NEW FRONT YARD

Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu,

(530) 752-4880

Prepare your landscape for long-term water conservation with attractive, drought-tolerant, easy-care, region-appropriate plants, including a large selection of California natives and Arboretum All-Stars.

• GARDENS OF FOLSOM TOUR

Where: Six private gardens in Folsom

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday and April 27

Admission: $15; get advance tickets at Green Acres, 205 Serpa Way, Folsom; or Folsom History Museum, 823 Sutter St., Folsom

Details: www.folsomgarden.org,

(916) 984-3768

Folsom Garden Club celebrates its 80th anniversary with this colorful tour. Artists will be painting in six private gardens. Master gardeners will be on hand to answer questions. Take home some plants, too, from the club’s sale.

– Debbie Arrington



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