71st annual Sacramento Bonsai and Suiseki Show
Where: Buddhist Church of Sacramento, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento
When: Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, May 6; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 7
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This large and popular show features scores of little trees and thought-provoking stones. Demonstrations by bonsai master Sam Adina at 2 p.m. each day.
UC Davis Rose Days
Where: Foundation Plant Services, 455 Hopkins Road (off Straloch Road), Davis
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7; tours of rose fields, 12:30-3:30 p.m. May 6 only
See thousands of roses in bloom and learn rose care during this informative open house. Take home some roses, too, from the FPS annual plant sale.
Eighth annual Tour de Cluck
Where: Start at Davis Central Park, Third and C streets, Davis
When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 6
This self-guided bicycle tour of Davis gardens focuses on urban homesteading – especially backyard chickens and creative coops.
25th annual AAUW garden tour
Where: Start at Wilbur Avenue and C Street, Yuba City
When: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6 (pick up wristband before 12:30 p.m.)
Hosted by the Marysville-Yuba City branch of AAUW, this tour features five private and two public gardens with local artists painting in each.
26th annual Pence Gallery garden tour
Where: Start at Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis
When: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 7
Admission: $25 in advance, $30 tour day
Nine private gardens will be featured along with local landscape painters at work in each setting.