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Appreciate little trees – plus roses and city chickens

Bonsai will be in the spotlight during the 71st annual Sacramento Bonsai and Suiseki Show.
Bonsai will be in the spotlight during the 71st annual Sacramento Bonsai and Suiseki Show. Sacramento Bee file

71st annual Sacramento Bonsai and Suiseki Show

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

When: Noon-5 p.m. Saturday, May 6; 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, May 7

Admission: Free

Details: sacramentobonsaiclub.com

This large and popular show features scores of little trees and thought-provoking stones. Demonstrations by bonsai master Sam Adina at 2 p.m. each day.

UC Davis Rose Days

Where: Foundation Plant Services, 455 Hopkins Road (off Straloch Road), Davis

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, May 6 and 7; tours of rose fields, 12:30-3:30 p.m. May 6 only

Admission: Free

Details: ccuh.ucdavis.edu

See thousands of roses in bloom and learn rose care during this informative open house. Take home some roses, too, from the FPS annual plant sale.

Eighth annual Tour de Cluck

Where: Start at Davis Central Park, Third and C streets, Davis

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday, May 6

Admission: $15

Details: tourdecluck.org

This self-guided bicycle tour of Davis gardens focuses on urban homesteading – especially backyard chickens and creative coops.

25th annual AAUW garden tour

Where: Start at Wilbur Avenue and C Street, Yuba City

When: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. Saturday, May 6 (pick up wristband before 12:30 p.m.)

Admission: $20

Details: mvyc-ca.aauw.net

Hosted by the Marysville-Yuba City branch of AAUW, this tour features five private and two public gardens with local artists painting in each.

26th annual Pence Gallery garden tour

Where: Start at Pence Gallery, 212 D St., Davis

When: Noon-5 p.m. Sunday, May 7

Admission: $25 in advance, $30 tour day

Details: www.pencegallery.org

Nine private gardens will be featured along with local landscape painters at work in each setting.

Debbie Arrington

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