• 27TH ANNUAL AFRICAN VIOLET SHOW AND PLANT SALE
The Delta Gesneriad and African Violet Society hosts this beautiful show and sale featuring hundreds of plants. Find self-watering ceramic pots and violet supplies, too. For a donation, club members will re-pot your plants.
• FIFTH ANNUAL ARDEN PARK GARDEN TOUR
Members of the Arden Park Garden Club open their gardens to the public during this popular tour. See how much you can do with a “city-size” landscape.
• 20TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STATE HOME & GARDEN SHOW
Get into a more beautiful home and garden (and out of the heat) with this huge all-indoor show with an eye on drought. Water conservation experts Chris Lopez and Christopher Brown will show how to “grow” more water. Learn about dry climate gardening.
• ART IN THE POCKET
For the first time, the Sacramento Open Studio Tour comes to the Pocket/Greenhaven neighborhoods. This site will feature several artists demonstrating their work. Scattered from Natomas to Curtis Park, more than 125 artists will open their own studios over two weekends. See website for directory.
• BUTTERFLY ECOLOGY TOUR
Naturalist Steve Daubert leads this family-friendly tour that explores butterflies in the arboretum gardens. Map available online.
• 39TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO OLD CITY ASSOCIATION TOUR
Discover architectural treasures in midtown (including the oldest home in Sacramento) during this community event. In addition to the tour, a street fair includes experts on restoration plus contractors and artisans who specialize in rehabbing old homes.