• SIERRA FOOTHILLS ROSE SOCIETY ROSE SHOW
See hundreds of roses at their peak of fall bloom as well as spectacular arrangements. Learn about rose care and new varieties.
• OAK-TOBER TOUR
This family tour of the arboretum’s Shields Oak Grove celebrates acorn season in its many forms.
• WHAT’S BLOOMING IN THE CEMETERY
Take a guided tour of the cemetery’s world-famous gardens; rain cancels.
• NATIVES AS THE NEW FRONT YARD
Learn how to use California native plants in water-efficient landscaping, then tour the Mary Wattis Brown Garden to see examples.
• ORCHID FESTIVAL SHOW AND SALE
Hosted by the Orchid Forum of Sacramento, this event features scores of exotic orchids in full bloom plus demonstrations on their care. Take home plants and supplies, too.