Native plant sale
Where: Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 26-27
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Hosted by the Sacramento Valley chapter of the California Native Plant Society, this large sale features hundreds of California native plants that were grown locally and are ideally suited for water-wise gardens. Also find books and expert advice on choosing the right natives for your garden.
Bosses of the Boneyard
Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento
When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26
This guided tour of the historic cemetery and its famous gardens focuses on the cemetery’s history and the leaders who made it happen.
Urban Renaissance Home Tour
Where: Start at 1425 46th St., Sacramento
When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 27
Admission: $25 in advance (via website); $30 day of tour (cash or check only)
On this bike-able tour hosted by the Friends of East Sacramento, five remodeled or new homes show how modern technology and family life can fit into an older neighborhood. Learn about energy-efficient advances in home design.