▪ OPEN GARDEN DAY
Where: Pauline’s Garden, 3731 Dell Road, Carmichael
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. April 11-12
Details: (916) 944-3305
Pauline and Irv Faria open their spectacular woodland garden to the public for one weekend each spring. See dogwoods, azaleas and Japanese maples at their spring best. Wear shoes for walking on rustic paths.
▪ BOOT CAMP: MANAGE GARDEN PESTS
Where: Green Acres, 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. April 11
Join soil and pest expert Steve Zien for this informative hands-on workshop so you can hit the ground running.
▪ SECRETS OF THE GARDEN WORKSHOP
Where: Big Oak Nursery, 10071 Grant Line Road, Elk Grove
When: 10 a.m. April 11
Details: (916) 686-1180, www.bigoaknursery.com
Get tips on how to have a better harvest, which fertilizers work best and how to control garden pests and disease.
▪ ANNUAL FABRIC AND NOTIONS SALE
Where: North Highlands Community Center, 6040 Watt Ave., Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 11
Details: (916) 995-0442, www.asgsacramento.org
Hosted by the Sacramento Chapter of the American Sewing Guild, this event ranks as Sacramento’s largest annual fabric and notions sale. Find thousands of yards at bargain prices plus patterns, buttons, books and more. Cash and check only.
▪ PERENNIALS SALE
Where: 1689 Vallarta Circle, South Natomas, Sacramento
When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. April 11-13
Perennials expert Bob Hamm offers a large selection of hard-to-find perennials, begonias and other rarities to benefit the Sunburst Projects for children and family impacted by AIDS and HIV.
▪ SACRAMENTO ANTIQUE FAIRE
Where: X and 21st streets, Sacramento
When: 6:30 a.m.-3 p.m. April 12
Details: (916) 600-9770, www.sacantiquefaire.com
Sacramento’s famous antiques faire is back in its under-freeway location. Find more than 300 vendors of mostly vintage finds as well as a large selection of food trucks.
▪ OPEN GARDEN IN THE CEMETERY
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 9:30 a.m.-2 p.m. April 18
Rose lovers flock to this event from throughout Northern California. See and smell more than 500 rare rose varieties in the cemetery’s famed gardens. Take guided tours of the perennial and native plant gardens, too. Shop the Heritage Rose group’s annual plant sale featuring unusual roses propagated from the cemetery’s collection.
▪ 65TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO IRIS SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 1-5 p.m. April 18, 10 a.m.- 3 p.m. April 19
Details: (916) 690-3501
“A World of Irises” awaits at this popular show, featuring drought-tolerant bearded irises. Take some home, too, at the club’s plant sale.