• BICYCLE TOUR OF THE ARBORETUM
Where: Start at Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis
When: 2 p.m. today
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
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
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
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
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