Week ahead: Garden events around the Sacramento area

05/03/2014 12:00 AM

05/02/2014 11:16 AM

• MORNINGSUN HERB FARM OPEN HOUSE

Where: 6137 Pleasants Valley Road, Vacaville

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.morningsunherbfarm.com, (707)451-9406

This 19th annual herb fair features a lot more than plants. Learn about culinary and medicinal herbs plus how to replace your lawn with unthirsty alternatives, attract pollinators and make pesto (and not just basil).

54TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW AND SALE

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. today, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sacramentocss.org

This large show features hundreds of unusual plants plus many more to take home. Sale starts at 9 a.m. today; exhibition opens at 10 a.m. Free plant to first 100 guests each day.

• GARDEN FAIRE

Where: Secret Garden, 8450 W. Stockton Blvd., Elk Grove

When: 9 a.m.-4 p.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.secretgarden-online.com, (916) 682-6839

Several specialty vendors offer their wares along with demonstrations on worm composting, succulents and more.

MELODY AND MURDER

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: www.oldcitycemetery.com, (916) 448-0811

This guided tour of the cemetery and its gardens focuses on Sacramento’s early musicians and their sometimes ill-fated finales.

68TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO BONSAI SHOW

Where: Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento

When: Noon-5 p.m. today, 11a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sacramentobonsaiclub.com, (916) 428-8505.

Bonsai expert Sam Adina presents demonstrations at 2 p.m. both days. Find plants and supplies for sale as well as see dozens of little trees.

– Debbie Arrington

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