Second annual Folsom Camellia Day
Where: Murer House and Gardens, 1125 Joe Murer Court, Folsom
When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27
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A week before Sacramento’s camellia celebration, Folsom hosts its own event. Greg Gayton of Green Acres Nursery and Supply (11 a.m.) will be the featured speaker. Members of the public may bring up to five of their own camellia blooms to display, beginning at 9:30 a.m. In addition, camellia experts will be on hand to identify flowers and offer advice.
64th annual Pacific Orchid Expo
Where: Fort Mason Center’s Festival Pavilion, 2 Marina Blvd., San Francisco
When: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. Friday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26-28
Admission: $15; $12 seniors (age 65 and up)
The nation’s largest orchid show features more than 150,000 exotic plants in bloom. Learn about orchid care and bring some plants home, too.
Where: Putah Creek Lodge, Garrod Drive, UC Davis
When: 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27
This guided tour of the arboretum’s Eric E. Conn Acacia Grove highlights more than 50 varieties of yellow-flowering trees at their peak of bloom.