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The Week Ahead: Celebrate spring with garden tours

This garden will be among the featured stops on the 17th annual Land Park Garden Tour and Tea on May 2.
This garden will be among the featured stops on the 17th annual Land Park Garden Tour and Tea on May 2. Land Park Garden Tour

▪  17TH ANNUAL LAND PARK GARDEN TOUR AND TEA

Where: Start at Holy Spirit School 3920 W. Land Park Drive, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2

Admission: $25; $40 including formal tea service

Details: www.hs-ps.com

This fundraiser for Holy Spirit School features eight beautiful private gardens in Land Park. A noon tea luncheon will be served at one of the featured homes. In addition, a fine arts festival will be held at the school during the tour.

▪ FOURTH ANNUAL WOODLAND WATER-WISE LANDSCAPE TOUR

Where: Register at Woodland Community and Senior Center, 2001 East St., Woodland

When: Registration opens 8:30 a.m.; tour, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. May 2

Admission: Free

Details: http://woodlandwaterwiselandscapetour.blogspot.com

This self-guided tour features drought-tolerant landscapes plus expert advice on how to be wiser about water. At 8:30 a.m. during registration, homeowners and master gardeners will discuss the landscape conversions.

▪ UC DAVIS ROSE DAYS

Where: Urban Horticulture headquarters, 455 Hopkins Road, Davis.

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2 and 3

Admission: Free

Details: (530) 752-6642, http://ccuh.ucdavis.edu

See 8 acres of field-grown roses at UC Davis and take some home, too. Rosarians Linda Knowles, Charlotte Owendyk and Baldo Villegas will share their secrets at 10 and 11 a.m. Saturday. Bus tours from 12:30-3 p.m. each day will explore the fields. Patrons will receive a free miniature rose bush while supply lasts. Rose bushes also will be offered for sale.

▪ 23RD ANNUAL AAUW GARDEN TOUR

Where: Start in front of Sutter North Medical Group, Plumas and C streets, Yuba City (before noon) or The Crave, 454 Bridge St., Yuba City (after noon)

When: 10 a.m.-3:30 p.m. May 2

Admission: $20

Details: http://www.aauwmarysvilleyubacity.com

Watch artists at work in beautiful spring gardens during this tour, hosted by the local chapter of the American Association of University Women.

▪ HUEI’S GARDEN TOUR

Where: 234 Luz Place, Davis

When: 10-11 a.m. and 1-4 p.m. May 2 and 3

Admission: $25; for reservations, email joramos@shrinenet.org

Details: www.hueisgarden.com

See Huei Young’s private Asian oasis and help Shriners Hospital’s Cerebral Palsy Center of Excellence.

▪  32ND ANNUAL ST. JOHN’S GARDEN TOUR

Where: Start at St. John the Evangelist Episcopal Church, 2341 Floral Ave., Chico

When: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. May 2

Admission: $35

Details: www.stjohnschico.org

This tour features five Chico area gardens and lunch.

▪ SACRAMENTO CACTUS & SUCCULENT SOCIETY SHOW & SALE

Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento

When: 9 a.m.-5 p.m. May 2; 9 a.m.-4 p.m. May 3

Admission: Free

Details: www.succulentsandmore.com

See (and shop) hundreds of interesting (and water-wise) cacti and succulents.

▪  GO CELEBRATE GARDEN DEDICATION

Where: UC Davis Arboretum GATEway Garden (behind the Davis Commons Shopping Center parking lot)

When: 1 p.m. May 3

Admission: Free

Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu

More than 25,000 local native plants fill this new garden in the UC Davis Arboretum. A community festival is part of the dedication.

Debbie Arrington

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