Garden Events

Walks, Talks, Shows and Special Sales

Saturday: Class on how to care for roses with rosarian Bill Robinson, 9:30 a.m.-noon, Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia; (626) 447-8207. $13.

Saturday and April 26: The Green Scene with a flower show, 80 exhibitors, seminars (including a talk by salvia expert Betsy Clebsch at 1 p.m. on both days) and children’s activities, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday, Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton; (714) 278-3404. $5; free for children.

Saturday and April 26: The Insect Fair, with speakers and live bug exhibits, from crickets to cockroaches, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Quail Botanical Gardens, 230 Quail Gardens Drive, Encinitas; (760) 436-3036. Adults, $5; seniors, $4; children, $2.


Saturday and April 26: Floral Park tour of eight homes and gardens in this historic north Santa Ana neighborhood. Tickets available at booths at North Park Boulevard and Benton Way, or at Santa Ana Avenue and Flower Street. $12.

Saturday and April 26: Westlake Village tour of five gardens, 1-5 p.m. Tickets at Armstrong Garden Center in Thousand Oaks and Sperling Nursery in Calabasas, or call (818) 991-0645. $6.

April 26: Show and sale of epiphyllum cactus by the South Coast Botanic Garden Society, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula; (310) 544-1948. Adults, $5; seniors and students, $3; children, $1.

April 26: Rose and Craft Festival sponsored by the Chatsworth Historical Society, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Homestead Acre, west end of Devonshire Street in Chatsworth Park South; (818) 341-4461. $2.


April 26: Camarillo Hospice self-guided tour of six gardens, 1-5 p.m. Map comes with ticket, $12 in advance. Write to David Brown, 1760 Dwight Ave., Camarillo, CA 93010, or call (805) 389-5898.

April 26: Carpinteria Beautiful’s self-guided garden tour, noon-4 p.m. Tickets at Casitas Hallmark and the Coffee Grinder, or call (805) 684-2164. $10.

Send garden announcements to Garden Events, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053, at least three weeks before the event.