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The Week Ahead: City Cemetery gardens open for spring tours

Container gardening is easy and yields colorful results.
Container gardening is easy and yields colorful results. Bigstock

Spring garden tours

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, March 26

Admission: Free; donations welcome

Details: 916-448-0811, oldcitycemetery.com

Take your choice of two guided tours of the Historic City Cemetery’s gardens. Leslie Hurlburt will show off what’s blooming in the Hamilton Square garden, featuring hundreds of perennials. Curator Anita Clevenger will lead a tour of the rose garden showcasing many rarities. At 2 p.m. Saturday, April 2, the rose garden will celebrate its World Federation of Rose Societies’ “Garden of Excellence Award” with a plaque dedication and more tours.

Container gardening workshop

Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply (all locations)

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, March 26

Admission: Free

Details: idiggreenacres.com

Learn how to put together charming – and beautiful – plant combinations in pots and other containers.

Sip and Paint

Where: High Hand Nursery, 3750 Taylor Road, Loomis

When: 1 p.m. Saturday, March 26

Admission: $65

Details: 916-660-0128 ext. 4, highhand.com

This workshop pairs painting with food and wine. Following easy steps, create a still life of Easter lilies while enjoying refreshments from High Hand’s cafe. Space is limited; reserve your seat online.

Debbie Arrington

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