Home and garden events in Southern California

FEB. 14

Design class:

Landscape designer Laramee Haynes will discuss how to create beautiful spaces using native plants, well-placed shade trees and other more elements. 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. Theodore Payne Foundation for Wildflowers and Native Plants, 10459 Tuxford St., Sun Valley. $20 to $30. (818) 768-1802,

Camellia show:

Huntington Botanical Garden’s 37th annual Camellia Show, co-sponsored by the Southern California Camellia Society, will feature demonstrations of pruning, disbudding and grafting. Camellia plants will be for sale. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 14, 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Feb. 15. 1151 Oxford Road, San Marino. Free. (626) 405-2100,

Basketry class:

Cookie Hanson of the Los Angeles Basketry Guild leads the class “Basketry With Garden Materials.” Introduction 10 a.m. to noon, workshop 1 to 5 p.m. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. $75, includes materials. (626) 821-3239.

FEB. 16

China lecture:

Architect Neville Mars will discuss “From Book to Buildings,” about China’s objective to build 400 new cities by 2020 and how designers can respond. 7 p.m. Southern California Institute of Architecture, W.M. Keck Lecture Hall, 960 E. 3rd St., Los Angeles. Free.

Gray water workshop:

The Oakland-based Greywater Guerrillas lead this hands-on design and installation workshop about rerouting water from the washing machine to irrigate the garden at a private residence in Highland Park. 10:45 a.m. to 4 p.m. Class fees are on a sliding scale, from $30 to $100. For reservations and location, call (310) 890-8111 or e-mail

FEB. 19

Manzanita lecture:

Bart O’Brien, coauthor of " California Native Plants for the Garden” and “Care & Maintenance of Southern California Native Plant Gardens,” lectures on which manzanitas are best for Southern California and how to care for them. 9:30 a.m. to noon. Los Angeles County Arboretum & Botanic Garden, 301 N. Baldwin Ave., Arcadia. $20. (626) 821-4623,

FEB. 21

Home show:

Home Remodeling & Decorating Show will include special canine attractions, including a fashion show (noon to 1 p.m. Feb. 21), doghouses made out of recycled materials, a dog communicator and dog spa treatments -- all in addition to the usual building and remodeling exhibits. 10 am. to 8 p.m. Feb. 21, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Feb. 22. Los Angeles Convention Center, South Hall Kentia, 1201 S. Figueroa St., Los Angeles. (818) 557-2950,

Container gardening:

Landscape designer Marta Teegan leads a workshop on how to grow food in small spaces, with a focus on pots. Students should bring a wide, shallow clay pot in which to create a salad garden. 10 a.m. to noon. $60. To register, e-mail

Trees and pests:

From 10 a.m. to noon, Descanso Gardens curator Wen Wang discusses tree selection, planting, pruning and proper watering. From 1 to 3 p.m., Wang will teach “Doctoring the Plant,” in which participants learn how to diagnose and holistically treat common diseases and pests. $20 to $25 per class. 1418 Descanso Drive, La Cañada Flintridge. (818) 949-7980,


Arts and Crafts:

“The Arts and Crafts Movement: Masterworks From the Max Palevsky and Jodie Evans Collection” includes examples of furniture, glass, ceramics and metalwork by the likes of Frank Lloyd Wright and Charles Rennie Mackintosh. Through March 8. Los Angeles County Museum of Art, 5905 Wilshire Blvd., Los Angeles. $8 to $12. (323) 857-6000,

Japan show:

“The Subtle Beauty of Japanese Craft” features metal, textile, wood and clay works from the Mingei International Museum’s collection of Japanese folk art, craft and design. 1439 El Prado in Balboa Park, San Diego. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesdays through Sundays, through June 28. $4 to $7. (619) 239-0003,

Neutra tour : Richard and Dion Neutra’s VDL Research House II, managed by Cal Poly Pomona’s College of Environmental Design, will be open to the public 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturdays. 2300 Silver Lake Blvd., Los Angeles. $10. .

Schindler House:

Dorit Margreiter’s solo exhibition features three film and video installation works, including “10104 Angelo View Drive (2004),” a silent, 16-millimeter film transferred to video. At its center is a modernist home by architect John Lautner that has been used in Hollywood films as a setting for evil. Through March 8 at the MAK Center for Art and Architecture, 835 N. Kings Road, West Hollywood. (323) 651-1510,

Prefab showcase:

A prefabricated design LivingHome features materials, furnishings and technologies that aim to combine high design with a small ecological footprint. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 14, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 15, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Feb. 19 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Feb. 21. Long Beach Performing Arts Center Plaza, 300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach. Free. Reservations required:

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