Garden Events

Friday: Spring Festival of Flowers opening day celebration hosted by Dallas Raines, with special displays and kids' activities, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Can~ada Flintridge, (818) 952-4401. Adults, $5; seniors and students, $3; children, $1. The festival runs through April 19.

Friday: Class on spring vegetable planting with Ralph Crane, 9:30 a.m.-noon, at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, (626) 447-8207. $13, with reservations required.

Friday through March 22: Flower show by the Flower Arrangers Guild, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Can~ada Flintridge, (818) 952-4401. Adults, $5; seniors and students, $3; children, $1.

Saturday: Lecture on birds that visit gardens, 10 a.m.-noon, at Rancho Los Cerritos historic site, 4600 Virginia Road, Long Beach, (562) 570-1755. $3.

Saturday: Celebration of the reopening of the Japanese Garden and Tea House, with musicians, guided walks and bonsai displays, 11 a.m.-2 p.m., at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Can~ada Flintridge, (818) 952-4401. Adults, $5; seniors and students, $3; children, $1.

March 22: Talk on how to purchase and plant dahlias and a dahlia root sale, 2 p.m., at the South Coast Botanic Garden, 26300 Crenshaw Blvd., Palos Verdes Peninsula, (310) 544-1948. $5, adults; $3, seniors and students, $1, children.

March 22: Talk on "California's Ceanothus" by David Fross, 1-3 p.m., at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden, Claremont, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, (909) 625-8767. $5, with reservations required. There will also be a guided walk to see native ceanothus in bloom, from 10 a.m.-noon. It too costs $5, with reservations required.

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