Home & Garden

The week ahead in home and garden events

Changes abound at Maple Rock, including a spruced-up Japanese garden. It’s open for tours today.
Changes abound at Maple Rock, including a spruced-up Japanese garden. It’s open for tours today. Maple Rock Gardens


Where: Maple Rock Gardens, 100 Clark Tunnel Road, Penryn

When: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. today

Admission: $10; children age 13 and under admitted free

Details: (916) 652-2065, www.maplerockgardens.com; www.highhand.com

One of the area’s finest private gardens opens its gates for this fall celebration. In addition to garden tours, a large antique and vintage show and sale will feature more than 30 vendors. See Maple Rock’s famed miniature railroad. Farm-grown produce and food will be offered for sale. Live music and entertainment rounds out a full day. Get advance tickets via High Hand Nursery website.


Where: Arboretum Teaching Nursery, Garrod Drive, UC Davis

When: 9 a.m.-1 p.m. today

Admission: Free

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

Find the area’s largest selection of drought-tolerant, attractive plants and water-wise California natives that are perfect for today’s landscapes, including many Arboretum All-Stars and New Front Yard selections. Get there early for best choice.


Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. today

Admission: Free

Details: (916) 448-0811, www.oldcitycemetery.com, www.sactree.com

Learn about the generations-old trees in the city’s historic cemetery. Led by experts from the Sacramento Tree Foundation, this tour focuses on trees planted by early Sacramentans. Learn tips to identify trees and how trees help the community. Wear comfortable shoes and dress in layers.


Where: Belle Coolidge Library, 5600 South Land Park Drive, Sacramento

When: 11 a.m. next Saturday

Admission: Free, but advance registration required

Details: www.sactree.com

Sacramento Tree Foundation offers this clinic on how to help your shade trees look their best through careful winter pruning. Tools and materials provided. Due to popularity of this clinic, advance registration is required; sign up online via SacTree.com website.


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

When: 1-4 p.m. next Saturday, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Nov. 2

Admission: Free

Details: sacramentomum@yahoo.com

See hundreds of colorful and fascinating mums in many unusual varieties. Take some home, too. This year’s show includes a salute to beloved mum expert Ted King.

Debbie Arrington