Walks, Talks, Shows and Special Sales
Thursday: Robert Cornell talks about designing the new California garden, 7:30 p.m., at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, (818) 952-4401. $15.
Thursday: Talk and book signing by Mary Dorra on beautiful vegetable gardens, 2:30 p.m., at the Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, (626) 405-2141. Admission free on this first Thursday of the month.
Saturday: Class on growing camellias by Marilee Gray, at the Arboretum of Los Angeles County, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia, (626) 447-8207. $13.
Saturday: Guided walk through the gardens and class on vegetable gardening, both beginning at 10 a.m., at Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Road, Fullerton, (714) 278-3404. Each costs $7.
Saturday: Sale of native plants, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden at Claremont, 1500 N. College Ave., Claremont, (909) 625-8767. Free.
Saturday: Class on bonsai, 10:30 a.m.-noon, at the Huntington Botanical Gardens, 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino, (626) 405-2141. $30, with preregistration required.
Saturday: Sale of native plants to celebrate Poppy Day with tours of Flowerhill, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., at the Theodore Payne Foundation, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley, (818) 768-1802. Free.
Saturday and April 5: Riverside Community Flower Show and garden tours, with speakers, vendors and six private gardens open for viewing, 1-6 p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5, at the Riverside Elks Lodge, 6166 Brockton Ave., Riverside, (909) 784-2428. $5.
Saturday and April 5: Plant sale, with a good selection of drought-resistant plants and many others from cactuses to vegetable, 10 a.m.-4 p.m., at Heritage House, 8193 Magnolia Ave., Riverside, (909) 782-5273. Free.
Saturday and April 5: Show by South Bay Orchid Group with displays, vendors and demonstration, 1-6 p.m. Saturday and 11 a.m.-5 p.m. April 5, at Torrance Recreation Center, 3341 Torrance Blvd., Torrance, (310) 374-6471. Adults, $3.50; seniors and students, $2.50.
Saturday and April 5: Events at the Spring Festival of Flowers, open daily 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m., at Descanso Gardens, 1418 Descanso Drive, La Canada Flintridge, (818) 952-4401, include a plant sale, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday and April 5; appearance by Bruce Asakawa, 11 a.m.-noon Saturday; tour to see plants that grow well with roses, 10 a.m. Saturday; and flower arranging demonstration and sale, 1 p.m. April 5. Adults, $5; seniors and students, $3; children, $1. The festival runs through April 19.
Send garden announcements to Garden Events, Los Angeles Times, Times Mirror Square, Los Angeles, CA 90053, at least three weeks before the event.