▪ 62ND CAPITAL CITY VIOLET 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
Hosted by the Capital City African Violet Society, this beautiful show features scores of blooming African violets. Plus take some home; hundreds of plants – including many rare and unusual varieties – will be offered for sale along with pots and supplies. Repotting available. Get advice, too.
▪ SPRINGTIME AT ANANDA
Where: Crystal Hermitage at Ananda Village, 14618 Tyler Foote Road, Nevada City
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday; continues April 11-12 and 18-19
Admission: $5; children ages 12 and under admitted free
See 15,000 tulips in 75 varieties plus many other spring flowers in bloom at this retreat in the Sierra foothills, about 90 minutes from Sacramento. Check website for directions.
▪ NATURE DISCOVERY DROP-IN DAY
Where: UC Davis Arboretum GATEway garden (behind Davis Commons shopping center)
When: Noon-2 p.m. Saturday
This family event lets you discover the diversity of nature with hands-on demonstrations.
▪ ORCHID WORKSHOP
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon Saturday
Learn the basics of orchid care and success during this popular workshop; call in advance to reserve a seat.
▪ WALK WITH WARREN
Where: Arboretum gazebo, UC Davis campus
When: Noon Wednesday
Join Warren Roberts, storyteller extraordinaire and arboretum superintendent emeritus, for a knowledge-packed visit to the arboretum gardens in bloom.
▪ BOOT CAMP: MANAGE GARDEN PESTS
Where: Green Acres, 8501 Jackson Road, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. April 11
Join soil and pest expert Steve Zien for this informative hands-on workshop so you can hit the ground running.