‘Medical Bag’ tour
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, July 2
This popular guided tour of the historic cemetery and its world-famous gardens concentrates on Sacramento’s medical pioneers, who battled disease and calamities while helping to grow a healthy community.
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon July 9
Beat the heat and learn how to create your own indoor garden under glass or plastic. Call in advance to reserve a seat for this popular workshop.
California State Fair
Where: Cal Expo, 1600 Exposition Blvd., Sacramento
When: July 8-24; 11 a.m.-10 p.m. Mondays-Thursdays; 10 a.m.-10 pm. Fridays-Sundays
Admission: $12; senior discount Fridays (age 62 and up), $10; youths (5-16), $8; children age 4 and under admitted free
Sacramento’s big fun is back with hundreds of vendors, special exhibits and events. Among the new gardener-oriented highlights is a large walk-through exhibit demonstrating how to convert to a water-wise landscape.