▪ DIG INTO SPRING IDEAS FAIR
Where: Green Acres, 9220 E. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Green Acres celebrates the grand opening of its fourth local nursery with a garden party, packed with ideas for your own landscape.
▪ SPRING PLANT SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday
Details: (916) 264-8800, www.sgaac.org
Dozens of local garden clubs that call the center home participate in this huge fundraising sale, featuring all sorts of plants as well as garden books and supplies.
▪ 32ND ANNUAL VALLEY QUILT GUILD SHOW
Where: Yuba-Sutter Fair Grounds , 441 Franklin Ave., Yuba City
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday
See more than 200 examples of “Not Your Grandma’s Quilt,” the theme of this year’s textile tribute.
▪ WHAT’S BLOOMING IN THE CEMETERY
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. Saturday
Get a guided tour of the cemetery’s world-famous gardens just as they begin to bloom. See hundreds of old garden roses including breathtaking (and gigantic) Lady Banks roses, including one that climbs to the top of a 60-foot tree. Roses also will be the focus of next Saturday’s tour, also at 10 a.m.
▪ 30th SAN FRANCISCO FLOWER AND GARDEN SHOW
Where: San Mateo Event Center, 1346 Saratoga Drive, San Mateo
When: 10 a.m.-7 p.m. Saturday , 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Sunday
Admission: $22; children ages 15 and younger admitted free; parking $12
Details: (415) 684-7278, sfgardenshow.com/
Northern California’s top gardening event always draw a crowd as well as top garden designers and new product vendors. Don’t miss the orchid market with thousands of exotic plants.
▪ FIX A LEAK WEEK
Where: Roseville Utility Exploration Center, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday
Details: (916) 746-1550, www.roseville.ca.us/explore/
Learn how to track down leaks in your own home’s plumbing while testing your own water sense.
▪ SPRING SURPRISES IN THE STORER GARDEN
Where: UC Davis Arboretum Gazebo, UC Davis campus
When: 11 a.m. March 28
Details: (530) 752-4880, arboretum.ucdavis.edu
Take a guided tour of the arboretum’s water-wise Storer Garden and see hundreds of drought-tolerant plants at their spring best.