▪ 29TH ANNUAL CURTIS PARK HOME TOUR
Where: Start at Sierra 2 Center, 2791 24th St., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 25
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Besides seven beautifully restored homes, this community event includes a large festival in Curtis Park itself with live music, vendors, antique cars, artists, food trucks and more.
▪ ELK GROVE GREENER GARDENS TOUR AND DIY EXPO
Where: Miwok Park, 9344 Village Tree Drive, Elk Grove.
When: Tour, 10 a.m.-5 p.m.April 25; expo, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 25
At the expo, learn how to convert irrigation to drip, remove lawn, transition to more drought-tolerant landscaping, install rain barrels and other ways to start saving water now. On the self-guided tour, see local landscapes that have made the switch from lawn to “greener” alternatives.
▪ ARBORETUM PLANT SALE
Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, 1046 Garrod Drive, UC Davis
When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. April 25
Find thousands of low-water native plants as well as Arboretum All-Stars and other low-water favorites during this public sale.
▪ WORKSHOP: IRRIGATION TIMERS A TO Z
Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply (all locations)
When: 9 a.m. April 25
Learn how to control your irrigation system with this hands-on workshop. Bring your controller brand name and manual (if possible).
▪ BONSAI SEKIYU KAI SHOW AND SALE
Where: Sacramento Buddhist Church, 2401 Riverside Blvd., Sacramento
When: Noon-5 p.m. April 25 , 10 a.m.-4 p.m. April 26
Details: (916) 273-2328
See dozens of “little trees” and learn how to create your own bonsai. Demonstrations at 2 p.m. both days by botanist and bonsai nurseryman Yuzo Maruyama. Sales of plants and bonsai-related items will also be available.
▪ ORCHID WORKSHOP
Where: Exotic Plants, 1833 Howe Ave., Sacramento
When: Noon May 2
Details: (916) 922-4769
This popular workshop covers the basics of orchid care and how to get them to rebloom. Space is limited; call to reserve a seat.