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Begonia show highlights summer blooms

Sacramento Begonia Show and Sale

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

When: 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27; 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 28

Admission: Free

Details: 916-264-8800

Celebrate the “Year of the Begonia” with the Joan Coulat Chapter of the American Begonia Society. See hundreds of spectacular begonias in bloom – and take some home, too. More than 1,000 plants, including many rarities not found in nurseries, will be offered for sale, most priced at $9 each.

Tour: What’s blooming?

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

Admission: Free

Details: 916-448- 0811, oldcitycemetery.com

This guided tour focuses on the cemetery’s Hamilton Square garden of Mediterranean perennials featuring more than 800 unusual varieties.

Workshop: Lawn Alternatives and Irrigation Retrofit

Where: Green Acres Nursery & Supply, all locations

When: 9 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

Admission: Free

Details: www.idiggreenacres.com

Learn which lawn alternatives may work best for your landscape. Then, get hands-on advice on how to convert traditional sprinkler systems to drip irrigation.

Tour: Beyond the Veil

Where: Historic City Cemetery, 1000 Broadway, Sacramento

When: 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27

Admission: $10 (cash only)

Details: 916-448-0811, oldcitycemetery.com

Spend a summer evening strolling the cemetery’s gardens while getting in touch with the local spirits. This guided tour focuses on spiritualism and the occult with special guests – if the spirits are willing.

Debbie Arrington

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