Delta Gesneriad & African Violet Society show and sale
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 1-4 p.m. Saturday, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12-13
Find hundreds of violets and their gesneriad cousins in bloom at this spectacular show. Take some home, too. More than 1,000 violets plus other indoor plants will be offered for sale, along with handmade self-watering pots and supplies.
27th annual Woodland Stroll Through History
Where: Start at Second and Main streets, Woodland
When: 8:30 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12
Admission: $30 (open home tour); $15 (bus tour); free (guided walking and bike tours)
Woodland’s signature community event, this tour highlights the community’s unique architecture and history. Six vintage houses and a prize-winning rose garden will be featured on the main home tour. In addition, choose from 10 guided walking tours, two bicycle tours or two air-conditioned bus tours. Homes are open from 11 a.m.-4 p.m.
Where: Wild Rose Park Community Garden (Natomas), 5200 Kankakee Drive, Sacramento
When: 8 a.m. and 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 12
Two one-hour sessions are offered of this popular seminar. Learn how to make garden gold – just in time for fall leaf season. Sacramento residents who attend may purchase a GeoBin compost bin for $10. Additional seminars are planned for Oct. 3 at Southside Community Garden and Nov. 7 at Fremont Community Garden.