Home & Garden

Tour restored homes and reimagined gardens

▪ 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

Admission: $30

Details: www.sierra2.org

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

Admission: Free

Details: www.elkgrovegreenergardens.org

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

Admission: Free

Details: arboretum.ucdavis.edu

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

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

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

Admission: Free

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

Admission: Free

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.

Debbie Arrington

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