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Violet show, garden tour highlight busy weekend

•  27TH ANNUAL AFRICAN VIOLET SHOW AND PLANT SALE

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

When: 1-4 p.m. today, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: www.sacviolets.org

The Delta Gesneriad and African Violet Society hosts this beautiful show and sale featuring hundreds of plants. Find self-watering ceramic pots and violet supplies, too. For a donation, club members will re-pot your plants.

• FIFTH ANNUAL ARDEN PARK GARDEN TOUR

Where: Start at 3601 Buena Vista Drive, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-2 p.m. today

Admission: $15

Details: www.ardenparkgardenclub.com/, (916) 383-8988

Members of the Arden Park Garden Club open their gardens to the public during this popular tour. See how much you can do with a “city-size” landscape.

• 20TH ANNUAL CALIFORNIA STATE HOME & GARDEN SHOW

Where: Sacramento Convention Center, 1400 J St., Sacramento

When: Noon-6 p.m. today, noon-5 p.m. Sunday

Admission: $6; children and youths age 16 and younger admitted free.

Details: http://calstateshows.com/

Get into a more beautiful home and garden (and out of the heat) with this huge all-indoor show with an eye on drought. Water conservation experts Chris Lopez and Christopher Brown will show how to “grow” more water. Learn about dry climate gardening.

•  ART IN THE POCKET

Where: 12 Mast Court at Gloria Drive (across from Kennedy High School), Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. today and Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: http://sacopenstudios.com/

For the first time, the Sacramento Open Studio Tour comes to the Pocket/Greenhaven neighborhoods. This site will feature several artists demonstrating their work. Scattered from Natomas to Curtis Park, more than 125 artists will open their own studios over two weekends. See website for directory.

• BUTTERFLY ECOLOGY TOUR

Where: Meet at the trellis at the California Native Plant GATEway Garden, east end of UC Davis Arboretum behind Davis Commons.

When: 11 a.m. Sunday

Admission: Free

Details: http://arboretum.ucdavis.edu/, (530) 752-4880

Naturalist Steve Daubert leads this family-friendly tour that explores butterflies in the arboretum gardens. Map available online.

• 39TH ANNUAL SACRAMENTO OLD CITY ASSOCIATION TOUR

Where: Start at 2020 J St., Sacramento

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. next Saturday

Admission: $25 in advance; $30 on tour day

Details: www.SacOldCity.org, (916) 202-4815

Discover architectural treasures in midtown (including the oldest home in Sacramento) during this community event. In addition to the tour, a street fair includes experts on restoration plus contractors and artisans who specialize in rehabbing old homes.

Debbie Arrington

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