GARDENS OF THE HILLS
Where: Start at Green Acres, 205 Serpa Way, Folsom
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 16-17
Cost: $25; children under age 12, $10
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See seven El Dorado Hills gardens to benefit school and seniors programs of the Assistance League of Sierra Foothills.
ROSEVILLE GREENER GARDENS TOUR AND DIY EXPO
Where: Start at Roseville Utility Exploration Center, Mahany Park, 1501 Pleasant Grove Blvd., Roseville
When: Expo, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. May 16; garden tour, 9 a.m.-3 p.m. May 16
Cost: Tour, $5 per vehicle; DIY expo, free.
Details: (916) 746-1550, www.roseville.ca.us/gardentour
Learn how to have a water-wise landscape. The self-guided tour showcases Roseville homes that took part in the city’s “Cash for Grass” landscape conversion program. The DIY expo features dozens of experts and vendors focused on saving water and sustainable gardening.
SATSUKI AIKOKAI BONSAI SHOW AND SALE
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. May 16, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. May 17
Details: (916) 428-8505
This beautiful bonsai show is dedicated to blooming “little trees.” Make your own azalea bonsai class ($20) at 10:30 a.m. each day. Expert Yuzo Maruyama leads demonstrations at 1 p.m. each day.