April 2021

The COVID-19 outbreak has forced cancellation of most events and closure of many public spaces. Some venues are beginning to open back up up, but please contact the venues before committing anything to your calendar.

Submitted by Yvonne Savio
Contact each location to confirm the listed event, for details, and for a full schedule.
Events are free with admission unless otherwise indicated.

For more events as they’re posted, see https://www.gardeninginla.net/submit-your-garden-events.html

ONLINE WEBINARS and EVENTS April 2021

Thursday, 04-01-21, 10:00am
Online Webinar - Container Gardening with Yvonne Savio
The Burbank Valley Garden Club

Container gardening is ideal for those who have little or no room to garden or for those that want to contain their gardening to pots or other vessels. There are some challenges to creating a container garden, and Yvonne will discuss what to put in them, how to plant them and the other specific “how-to’s” and other ways to help you create beautiful and productive gardens. She will also share some wonderful ideas for unusual and special containers.  Free, but pre-registration is required for Zoom access - Email Kathy Itomura at KathyItomura@pm.com .  For more information, contact Noella Ballenger, noella1b@aol.com , 818-954-0933. www.californiagardenclubs.com/burbank-valley

Saturday, 04-03-21, 10am-12pm
Online Webinar - Raised Bed Gardening with Farmscape
Los Angeles County Arboretum

The LA County Arboretum hosts Farmscape staff discussing installing a garden. Has spending so much time at home ignited your excitement for vegetable gardening? Growing food in raised beds can be a fun and fruitful way to get the most out of your backyard garden. Join us for a virtual workshop that will cover how to site your garden, choose soil mixes, irrigation setups, garden planning techniques, crop suggestions and seasonal growing tips. This class is designed for novice gardeners, but will include plenty of tips for seasoned pros. $20 Arboretum members, $25 non-members.  For more information and to register, contact Denise Lu, denise.lu@arboretum.org , 626-566-3706, https://www.arboretum.org/events/raised-bed-gardening-with-farmscape-on-zoom/2021-04-03

Saturday, 04-03-21, 1-3pm
Online Webinar - Seasonal Gardening with Yvonne Savio
Cal State LA Edible Garden Club

Pasadena Grows Garden Club at the Hill Avenue Library in Pasadena hosts Yvonne Savio who will discuss the many edible and ornamental plants you’ll want to grow and enjoy during our region’s long warm season.  Free, but you must register ahead of time. For Online Webinar Registration, go to https://pasadena.evanced.info/signup/EventDetails?eventid=4011 .  For more information, contact Jesse Roth, jroth@cityofpasadena.net .

Tuesday, 04-06-21, 10:30am
Online Webinar - Spring and Summer Planting with Yvonne Savio
Pasadena Grows Garden Club

Cal State LA Edible Garden Club and ASI are pleased to have Yvonne Savio discussing edibles in our gardens.  Whether you have a green thumb or are a beginner gardener, learning about the proper vegetation to grow based on the time of year is crucial to keep your garden thriving. Expert gardener Yvonne Savio will teach us the "do's" and "don't's" on growing seasonal vegetables. Explore the variety of vegetables to grow in their respective seasons. Further, learn the proper spacing, pruning suggestions, watering techniques, and more. The more you know, the more you can grow what you enjoy!  Join us to learn and have your gardening questions answered.  Online Webinar Registration at https://forms.gle/cjEDieGp6H4QRJFH8 . For more information, contact Estefania Ramos, ediblegardenclub.calstatela@gmail.com .

Thursday, 04-08-21, 7:10pm
Online Webinar - Composting with Michael Martinez
Southern California Horticultural Society

The Southern California Horticultural Society hosts master gardener and founder of L.A. Compost discussing composting.   Webinar is free, but you must register to receive Zoom access – go to www.socalhort.org . For more information, email socalhort@gmail.com .  Schedule: 7:10pm SCHS Announcements, 7:15pm Plant Forum, 7:30pm Speaker presentation followed by Q&A.

04-09-21 through 04-11-21
Tomatomania!
Descanso Gardens, La Canada Flintridge

Come find us in the rose garden at this stunning California public garden this April! We’ll showcase over 150 varieties of the coolest tomatoes around, plus everything else you’ll need for the perfect season. Special entrance north of the rose garden for Tomatomania visitors only - to the right at first opportunity after driving through the main gate. Entry will be timed and appointments are necessary.  Entry fee will be complementary at this location. We’ll also offer a wider variety of peppers this year as well as other garden veggies. Make entry appointments on the website https://www.descansogardens.org/ . For more information, go to www.descansogardens.org or phone 818-949-4200.

04-10-21 through 04-11-21 (midnight to midnight)
Online Spring Plant Sale
University of California, Riverside

Plant list will be available on the UCR Botanic Gardens website, http://gardens.ucr.edu , prior to the sale.  Order form available 4/10-11/2021.  Purchases made via Cashnet (no checks, no cash, no refunds). Minimum order of $25.00.  Purchased plants must be picked up on April 21 & 22, 2021 from UCR Botanic Gardens (curbside) at 1 Botanic Gardens Drive, Riverside, CA 92507.  Customers will select pick up day and time frame from options provided. Join or renew membership in the Friends of the UCRBG by 4/3/2021 for 10% discount on plants at https://gardens.ucr.edu/friends .  For more information, contact Pam Ferre, ucrbg@ucr.edu , 951-827-7090, https://gardens.ucr.edu .

Friday, 04-16-21, 1-3pm
Online Webinar - Container Gardening with Yvonne Savio
Cal State LA Edible Garden Club

Cal State LA Edible Garden Club and ASI are pleased to have Yvonne Savio present on container gardening for a campus-wide event. A year ago, in March, the pandemic forced everyone to remain socially distant, but it also allowed many people to pick up new hobbies, such as gardening. Bring in the Spring season right by learning about the benefits that come with container gardening. Planting in containers is excellent for individuals with limited space but are still intrigued by planting herbs, flowers, succulents, and more. Growing in containers is not as easy as filling them with soil, so Yvonne, an expert gardener, will be sharing the necessary components to help your plants flourish. Join us to learn and have your gardening questions answered.  Online Webinar Registration at https://forms.gle/unjAj4p6Z1nawj7e9 .  For more information, contact Estefania Ramos, ediblegardenclub.calstatela@gmail.com .

04-16-21 through 4-19-21
Online Native Plant Garden Tour
Theodore Payne Foundation

Join us for an interactive at-home experience of California native plant gardens and landscapes through the seasons. Expanding from spring to an entire year of transformation, TPF’s 18th Annual Garden Tour will take you on an adventure through a select group of gardens with video and 360-degree views. Together, we’ll become immersed in the urban ecosystem and the native plant community which makes it thrive through stunning garden footage, landscape designer and homeowner interviews, expert panel discussions, live music, photo contests, native plant beer tasting, and a keynote address from Doug Tallamy, author of Bringing Nature Home. For more information and tickets, go to www.nativeplantgardentour.org .


OTHER VENUES

Armstrong Garden Centers

Including Anaheim, Claremont, Costa Mesa, Glendora, Huntington Beach, Irvine, La Canada-Flintridge, La Crescenta, Laguna Niguel, La Habra, Long Beach, Monrovia, Newport, Pasadena, Santa Monica, Sherman Oaks, Thousand Oaks, Torrance, Tustin, Westchester

www.armstronggarden.com/

Garden Centers are open (with restrictions) for in person shopping. Online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery available.

California Botanic Garden (formerly Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden)

1500 North College Avenue
Claremont 91711
909-625-8767

calbg.org (formerly rsabg.org)

Gardens open with limited capacity. Check website for current listings and online content.
Grow Native Nursery
open for online ordering and curbside pickup.

California Native Plant Society – San Gabriel Mountains Chapter  
Eaton Canyon Nature Center
      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107
818-398-5420

http://cnps-sgm.org/

Check website for current listings.

California Native Plant Society – Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
First United Methodist Church

1008 11th Street
Santa Monica 90403
818-782-9346

www.lacnps.org

Check website for current listings.

California Native Plant Society – Los Angeles/Santa Monica Mountains Chapter
Sepulveda Garden Center

16633 Magnolia Blvd
Encino 91436
818-782-9346

www.lacnps.org

Check website for current listings.

California Rare Fruit Growers – South Bay Chapter

South Coast Botanic Garden
26300 Crenshaw Blvd

Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-765-0570

https://crfg.org/home/chapters/california/south-bay/

Check website for current listings.

Coastkeeper Garden

1560 East Santiago Canyon Road
Orange 92869
714-850-1965

www.coastkeeper.org

Check website for current listings.

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge 91011
818-949-7980

www.descansogardens.org

Gardens are open with limited capacity. Check website for current listings and online content.

Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley

UCR Palm Desert
75-080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert 92211

www.deserthorticulturalsociety.org

Check website for current listings.

Eaton Canyon Nature Center      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107
626-398-5420

http://www.ecnca.org/

Check website for current listings.

El Dorado Nature Center

7550 E. Spring Street
Long Beach 90815
562-570-1745

http://www.longbeach.gov/park/park-and-facilities/parks-centers-pier/el-dorado-nature-center/

Check website for current listings.

Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Road
Fullerton 92831
657-278-3407

www.fullertonarboretum.org

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

Huntington Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino 91108
626-405-2100

www.huntington.org

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles 90049
310-440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272
310-440-7300

www.getty.edu/museum

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia 91007
626-821-4623

www.arboretum.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles 90007
213-763-3466

www.nhm.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch

6400 East Bixby Hill Road
Long Beach 90815
562-431-3541

https://www.rancholosalamitos.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach 90807
562-206-2040

http://www.rancholoscerritos.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

(See California Botanic Garden)

Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society

Church of the Nazarene
1307 E Citrus Avenue
Redlands, CA 92374
Frank Herendeen 909-793-3333

http://redlandsgardenclub.com/index.html

Check website for current listings.

Roger’s Gardens

2301 San Joaquin Hills Road
Corona del Mar, CA 92625
949-640-5800

www.rogersgardens.com

Garden Center is open. Online ordering, curbside pickup and delivery options are also available.

San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas CA 92024
760-436-3036

http://www.sdbgarden.org

Open with limited capacity - tickets required. Check website for current listings and online content.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Rd.
Santa Barbara 93105
805-682-4726

https://www.sbbg.org/

Open with limited capacity - tickets required.  Check website for current listings and online content.

Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
909 N La Cumbre Road
Santa Barbara 93110
805-684-5725

www.sbchs.org

Check website for listings.

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274
310-544-1948

www.southcoastbotanicgarden.org/

The Garden is Open to Members with advance reservations and to online ticket-buyers.  We are no longer accepting in-person payments.  In order to limit attendance, all visitors and Members must reserve tickets in advance.

Southern California Horticultural Society

Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027
818-567-1496

http://www.socalhort.org/

Second Thursdays 7:15-8:30pm. SCHS meetings start with Announcements and the Plant Forum at 7:15pm, followed by the featured speaker. Online Webinar - TBD  To register, see our Monthly Meetings Page.

Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley 91352
818-768-1802

theodorepayne.org

Online ordering and curbside pickup available.

ONLINE WEBINARS AND CLASSES - CHECK WEBSITE FOR CALENDAR

University of California Riverside Botanic Garden

900 University Avenue
Riverside 92521

951-784-6962

http://gardens.ucr.edu

CLOSED. Check website for current listings and online content.

University of California South Coast Research & Extension Center

7601 Irvine Blvd
Irvine 92618
949-653-1810

http://screc.ucanr.edu/Extension_Outreach_-_Education/

Check website for current listings.


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