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