April 2019

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.


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


Saturday, 4/6, 8-9am.  Homegrown Produce.  It’s the ideal time to plant veggies and herbs for fresh-from-the-garden summer meals. Choose your favorites from our huge spring selection. We’ll give you growing tips and advice from planting to harvest.

Saturday, 4/13, 9-10am.  Organic Gardening.  Our class will focus on building soil health and problem-solving using organic products and techniques.

Saturday, 4/13, 8-9am.  Beneficial Bugs.  Beneficial insects are excellent garden helpers and now’s the best time to introduce them into your garden. We’ll show you which plants are best for maintaining beneficial insects as well as what they do to help your garden flourish.

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

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107


(None for April)

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

1008 11th Street
Santa Monica 90403


Tuesday, 4/9, 7:30-9pm.  Near- and Long-term Invasive Vegetation Management Efforts in the Ballona Wetlands with Walter Lamb, Ballona Wetlands Land Trust.  Walter will cover a brief history of the Ballona Wetlands and the current status of restoration planning with a focus on the management of invasive plant species and the promotion of native plants in the ecological reserve. The final Environmental Impact Report (EIR) is currently anticipated for publication in the first half of 2019, and the presentation will discuss comments to the draft EIR by various agencies and entities, especially as they relate to native plants.  For more info, contact Snowdy.dodson@csun.edu or email LACNPS@LACNPS.ORG.

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

16633 Magnolia Blvd
Encino 91436


Saturday, 4/13, 9am-4pm.  Native Plant Celebration and Symposium, Wildflower Show, Plant and Book Sale.  The Symposium will feature speakers throughout the day. Plants for sale will be available courtesy of our Symposium partner, the Theodore Payne Foundation. Numerous books on gardening and natural history will be available for sale.  We welcome California native wildflower cuttings from your home gardens (no wild cuttings); the cuttings need to be available for set up on the morning of Friday, April 12. To contribute flowers email snowdy.dodson@csun.edu or call 818-782-9346.  The Symposium will feature the following speakers: 10-11:30am, How Native Can the Garden Get? Embracing Localism in the Landscape by Tim Becker. With so many native species to choose from, where does the native plant gardener begin? Find out how planting locally native species inspires beauty in the garden and adds resilience to your landscape. Noon-1:30pm, Wild Yards Project: The New Wilderness Begins at Home by David Newsom. The Project is a collaboration of storytellers and native plant professionals working together to inspire people across the country to transform their yards into native-plant habitat. 2-3:30pm, Calflora Tools for CNPS Users: Mapping & Surveying Enhancements by Cynthia Powell, Calflora Executive Director.  Learn about several exciting new Calflora tools. Calflora's plant database hosts over 2.5 million plant occurrences, some of which come directly from our CNPS LA/SMM Chapter members. Cynthia will go over Calflora's new plant photo project, planting guide, population monitoring tools, and email alerts.  For more information email LACNPS@LACNPS.ORG.

Coastkeeper Garden

1560 East Santiago Canyon Road
Orange 92869


Saturday, 4/13/19, 9:30am.  Monthly Garden Share.  Attendees bring garden-related items such as plants, cuttings, pots, tools, produce, etc., to trade.  This is a great way to obtain new plants and meet like-minded plant lovers.  For more information, go to 
https://www.facebook.com/groups/CoastkeeperGardenShareRepeats second Saturdays. 

Descanso Gardens

1418 Descanso Drive
La Canada Flintridge 91011


Saturday, 4/6, 5:30-8:30pm.  Night Garden: LA Blooms!  Celebrate the variety and beauty of spring flowers. Wear your best florals, or maybe even a garden party hat, and enjoy blossoms in all kinds of forms.  Take a guided tour and enjoy guest speakers who get you thinking and pique your curiosity about science, nature, people’s relationships to plants, and the world around you.  Hands-on activities for all ages.  Refreshments available.  $5 members/$15 non-members.  Register online at www.descansogardens.org, in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at 818-949-4200.

Wednesday through Saturday, 4/10 throughy 4/13, 9am-4pm.  Mt. Sac Plant Sale. Students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program will sell a variety of potted plants to make your home garden zing this spring.

Saturday, 4/27, 9-11:30am.  City Nature Challenge BioBlitz. Join us for a bioblitz at Descanso Gardens and contribute to the worldwide 2019 City Nature Challenge. Focus on finding and identifying as many wildlife species as possible in a specific area over a short period of time. Learn how to upload photos to iNaturalist and add your discoveries to a growing map of nature in Los Angeles. People of all ages and skill levels are welcome. Registration required. Register online at www.descansogardens.org , in person at the Descanso Gardens Visitor Center, or by phone at 818-949-4200.

Desert Horticultural Society of the Coachella Valley

UCR Palm Desert
75080 Frank Sinatra Drive
Palm Desert 92211


(None for April)

Eaton Canyon Nature Center      

1750 North Altadena Drive
Pasadena 91107


Every Wednesday, and second Sunday, 10am.  Eaton Canyon Gardening Group.  Volunteers maintain the garden. 

Saturday, 4/20, 9am-12noon, Nature Patio.  Conservation Work Day. We will be weeding invasive plants to conserve habitat for the native species.  Gloves, tools and a snack will be provided. Please bring your own drinking water, and wear clothing, footwear and sun protection appropriate for outdoor work. As a reminder, our volunteers under the age of 18 should bring along an adult. RSVP to eatoncanyon.conservation@gmail.comRepeats third Saturdays. 

El Dorado Nature Center

7550 E. Spring Street
Long Beach 90815


(None for April)

Fullerton Arboretum

1900 Associated Road
Fullerton 92831


Saturday, 4/6 & 4/7, 10am-4pm. Green Scene Plant & Garden Expo. New layout – Make a Day of It! – Plants, garden supplies, tools and d├ęcor, arborists, native plant specialists & more – Horticulture tours, DIY stations, food and music. Members receive early admission at 9 am on Saturday. Admission is $8/person; free admission for members.

Tuesday, 4/9, 1pm. Expert gardener Yvonne Savio will discuss the many edible and ornamental plants to add to your garden and enjoy during our warm season. $20/member; $25/non-member.

Saturday, 4/13, 10am. Public Nature Tour. Meet at the Nature Center and join one of our knowledgeable docents as they guide you on a tour through the beautiful garden. $5 donation. Repeats on 2nd and 4th Saturdays. However, due to another campus event on 4/27, there will not be a Public Nature Tour.

Huntington Botanical Gardens

1151 Oxford Road
San Marino 91108


Every Saturday, 10am-1pm.  Ranch Open House. Stop by The Huntington’s urban agriculture site during our weekly open house and pick up some fresh ideas for sustainable gardening. Experts from the University of California Los Angeles County Master Gardener program will be on hand to answer questions and offer seasonal tips. The half-acre Ranch Garden—part classroom and part research lab—draws inspiration from The Huntington’s agricultural heritage to explore optimal approaches to gardening in Southern California’s semi-arid climate. The mission of the Ranch is to reconnect people with their food in beautiful and livable ways, inspiring visitors to incorporate edibles into the landscape of their home gardens. Visit huntington.org/ranchgarden/ to learn more. From the Teaching Greenhouse, follow signs to the site. Repeats every Saturday.

Saturday, 4/13, 11am-3pm. Family Day Celebrating Planet Earth. Earth Day is coming up April 22. Get into the spirit with a day of family fun in celebration of the planet we all call home. Learn all about plants and pollination; become an eco-sleuth and investigate the ecosystems in the gardens that animals and other living things inhabit; and enjoy an all-ages concert (at 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.) with the early education musicians from Play Music.

Thursday, 4/18, 2:30pm, Ahmanson Room, Brody Botanical Center.  Garden Talk & Plant Sale:  Beyond Cactus: Green Gardens That Don't Break the Water Bank.  Jill Vig, curator of the Water Conservation Garden at the Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden, will share some of her top plant picks and design strategies for creating a lushly beautiful, water-wise landscape.

Friday through Sunday, 4/26 through 4/28, 10am-5pm, Brody Botanical Center.  45th Annual Spring Plant Sale.  Give your garden a fresh look for spring! Inspiring ideas and thousands of great plants will abound at The Huntington’s popular annual sale. The event’s extensive selection includes many water-wise Southwestern, native Californian, and Australian plants—ceanothus, tecoma, manzanita, and westringia, among others—that will bring abundant color and texture to your garden without using a lot of water. Cacti and succulents make a bold statement in the landscape, and there will be a wide variety to choose from. Shoppers will also find a great assortment of tomato plants (Julia Child, Chocolate Stripe, and Wild Tiger are three of our top sellers) vegetable seedlings, fruit trees, herbs, and other edibles—plus much more! Members shop early: The sale is open to Members only on Friday (all day) and on Saturday until 1 p.m.; open to all visitors on Saturday afternoon and on Sunday (all day).

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Center

1200 Getty Center Drive
Los Angeles 90049


Daily, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm, 3:30pm, Tour meeting place outside the museum entrance.  45-minute Garden Tours.  The Central Garden, designed and conceived by artist Robert Irwin, is an evolving work of art, with tree-lined walkways through extraordinary sights, sounds, and scents.  Repeats daily.

J Paul Getty Museum – Getty Villa

17985 Pacific Coast Highway
Pacific Palisades, CA 90272


Thursdays and Saturdays, 10:30am, 11:30am, 12:30pm, 1:30pm, 3:30pm, Tour meeting place outside the museum entrance.  40-minute Garden Tours.  Discover the rich mythological and cultural connections of four ancient Roman gardens.  Repeats Thursdays and Saturdays.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

301 North Baldwin Ave
Arcadia 91007


Wednesday, 4/3, 1:30-3:00pm. Plant Information: Citrus and Avocados with LA County Arboretum Plant Information Consultant Frank McDonough. Free, but please register online at arboretum.org/calendar. For questions, call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.

Fridays, 4/5, 4/12, 4/29, 4/26, 1:30-4pm. Intro to Plant ID with LA County Arboretum Plant Information Consultant Frank McDonough. Learn about plant classification and how to identify plants by genus, family, and order. $60 for LA County Arboretum members, $70 for non-members. Register online at arboretum.org/calendar. For questions, call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.

Saturday, 4/6, 10am-12noon. Aesthetics of Ecology – Soil: The Fountain of Youth. By making moves in accord with nature, you can reestablish your soil’s healthy web of life. $25 for LA County Arboretum members, $35 for non-members (includes admission fee). Register online at arboretum.org/calendar. For questions, call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.

Saturday, 4/13, 11am. Perfumery Tour: A Garden Walking Tour with LA County Arboretum Plant Information Consultant Frank McDonough. For questions, call 626.821.3222.

Saturday & Sunday, 4/13 & 4/14, 9:30am-4:30pm. Spring Iris Show & Sale. Come and see tall bearded, small bearded, and aril-bred irises. For questions, call 626.821.3222.

Saturday, 4/20, 10am. Crescent Farm Workshop: Creating Bee Gardens & Attracting Pollinators. Learn which plants would provide superior homes for native bees, birds, and butterflies. Free, but please register online at arboretum.org/calendar. For questions, call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.

Saturday & Sunday, 4/20 & 4/21, 9am-4pm. SCHAS Daylily & Bulb Show & Sale. The Southern California Hemerocallis & Amaryllis Society’s two-day show features educational displays and demonstrations. For questions, call 626.821.3222.

Saturday, 4/27, 9:30am-12noon. Pruning Plumeria with Diana Donnelian. Learn how to shape and trim plumerias for the best possible bloom. $25 for LA County Arboretum members, $35 for non-members (includes admission fee). Register online at arboretum.org/calendar. For questions, call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.

Saturday, 4/27, 10am-12noon. Gardening with Oak Trees with Laramee Haynes. Caring for your oak tree means selecting compatible plants, amending the soil, pruning, and weeding properly. $25 for LA County Arboretum members, $35 for non-members (includes admission fee). Register online at arboretum.org/calendar. For questions, call the Education Department at 626.821.4623.

Saturday & Sunday, 4/27 & 4/28, Saturday 1-4pm, Sunday 9am-2pm. Pacific Rose Society Show & Sale. This show is one of our most popular and largest spring flower events. For questions, call 626.821.3222.

Natural History Museum of Los Angeles

900 Exposition Blvd
Los Angeles 90007


Daily, 3:30pm, Nature Gardens, just outside Nature Lab and under the bridge.  Nature Walk.  Join us on a walk through the Nature Gardens to explore the amazing diversity of life that calls L.A. home.

Every Saturday and Sunday, 11am, Nature Gardens, just outside Nature Lab and under the bridge.  Nature Gardens Exploration.  Join us for a hands-on activity in our dynamic Nature Gardens.

Wednesday, 4/24, 3-5pm, Gardening with Native California Plants:  Wild Space in a Concrete Place.  Theodore Payne Foundation for Wild Flowers and Native Plants and NHM are collaborating on classes that will inspire you to love our local green gems! Each workshop begins with a presentation and is followed by a walk through the Museum’s Nature Gardens.  $25 members, $35 non-members.  Advanced registration required at www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-space-in-a-concrete-place-at-the-natural-history-museum-tickets-54775097792 .

Rancho Los Alamitos Historic Ranch

6400 East Bixby Hill Road
Long Beach 90815


Saturday, 4/13, 12noon-2:30pm, Rancho Gift Shop.  A Curated Tour of Florence Bixby’s Gardens with Janet Brown Becker.  There’s no better time to enjoy the Rancho’s nationally recognized gardens which were planned and executed in the early decades of the 20th century under the careful guidance of owner Florence Green Bixby using outstanding landscape architects and plantsmen of the era, including the Olmsted Brothers, William Hertrich, Florence Yoch, Paul J. Howard, and Allen Chickering.  Guide Ms. Becker has a master’s degree in Landscape Architecture with an emphasis in California garden design and history from UC Berkeley. She studied under the Rancho’s preeminent landscape architectural consultants, Russell Beatty and David Streatfield. Ms. Becker oversees the historic interpretation, curatorial documentation and horticultural integrity of the Rancho’s gardens.  This tour is appropriate for adults and interested teens. Visitors will be on their feet, standing and walking for the entire tour. Comfortable shoes are a must, preferably with closed toes. A hat and drinking water are advisable.  $10 per person.  Space is limited.  Advance reservations required at www.rancholosalamitos.org .   Reservations are not refundable but may be transferred.

Rancho Los Cerritos

4600 Virginia Road
Long Beach 90807


Saturdays & Sundays, 1-5pm. Garden One-Hour Tours. Rancho Los Cerritos offers free one-hour garden tours for visitors. For details about all of our tours, visit http://www.rancholoscerritos.org/things-to-do-hub/tours/. Repeats every weekend.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

1500 North College Avenue
Claremont 91711


Saturday & Sunday, 4/13 & 4/14, 10am-5pm.  Wildflower Show.  Celebrate spring at your backyard superbloom! Enjoy our longest running tradition.  Throughout the week, the Garden will be alive with color, featuring wildflower displays in garden beds and venues. In addition, enjoy an exhibition of wildflower artwork by regional artists. See www.rsabg.org for special tours, wildflower field trips, activities and more. 

Saturday, 4/27, 10am-1pm, Medicinal Plants of California Herb Walk with William Broen.  Join experienced herbalist William Broen for an interactive garden walk and presentation featuring medicinal and edible plants native to California. Participants will learn both traditional and modern plant uses of approximately 30 species, as well as relevant folklore. $20 members, $25 non-members.

Redlands Horticultural and Improvement Society

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


Thursday, 4/18, 7pm.  Johnny’s Nursery Special Presentation.

Saturday & Sunday, 4/27 & 4/28, 10am-4pm.  Tour of Six Redlands Gardens.  $15 adults, Free for children 13 and under.  Spend the weekend strolling through five owner-designed and -maintained gardens plus a tour of a farm offering an hourly educational lecture on growing organic vegetables using raised beds.  Gardens will have an ample display of flowers, yard art, fruit trees and creative ideas which will charm the eyes and senses, with valuable tips gardeners can use in their own yards, whether large or small. Live music will provide entertainment at each garden.  For pre-tour-day tickets and more information, go to RedlandsGardenClub.com.  For tickets on tour-day, go to Museum of Redlands located in the old Redlands Facts building, 700 W. Brookside Avenue.

Sunday 4/28, 9am-4pm.  RHIS Uncommon Plant Sale in Prospect Park, 1352 Prospect Drive, Redlands, by the Carriage House. Before, during or after you’ve visited the gardens on Sunday only, make it a point to check out the great prices and selection of unique plants, pots and trees all donated by local residents.  More information at RedlandsGardenClub.com.

San Diego Botanic Garden

230 Quail Gardens Drive
Encinitas CA 92024


Saturday, 4/6, 11am-2pm.  Bees in the Garden with Kristin Heggem.  Did you know that bee-friendly plant choices, beehive placement and garden design go hand-in-hand to support successful backyard beekeeping? You’ll learn about bees and how they support our food system, their struggle to survive in our current environment and how you as a gardener can help them out by making good plant choices for your garden. “The hum of the bee is the voice of the garden.” $30 members, $36 non-members.  Fee includes materials. Please register by March 30 at https://apm.activecommunities.com/sandiegobotanicgarden/Home

Tuesday, 4/9, 9am-1pm.  Succulent Mushroom Workshop with the SDBG Succulent Wreath Team.  Design and create your own succulent mushroom using over 100 cuttings from our big, beautiful Garden. Place your new succulent turtle on your garden table or use it as an accent in your garden.$35 members, $42 non-members.  Fee includes materials. Bring small clippers to class. Please register by April 2 at https://apm.activecommunities.com/sandiegobotanicgarden/Home

Saturday, 4/27, 9am-12noon.  Living Wall/Vertical Garden with Mary Lou Morgan.  Learn the basics of planting a living wall/vertical garden by planting your own 10" x 20" wall with a variety of succulents, in a multitude of colors, textures and sizes. Living walls can be beautifully displayed both indoors or out. $30 members, $36 non-members.  Plus an $80 per student materials fee paid directly to the instructor at the class. Register early as this class will sell out! Please register by April 20 at https://apm.activecommunities.com/sandiegobotanicgarden/Home

Sunday, 4/28, 9-11am.  Forest/Nature Bathing with Rhana Kozak.  Shinrin-yoku or Forest Bathing is a way of connecting people to nature. This idea, and the positive health effects of simply being and walking in a state of relaxation in a natural environment, has undergone significant scientific testing and validation in Japan and Korea. This innovative program is trending in gardens and nature reserves across the country. You will be amazed at the results! $32 members, $40 non-members. 

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

1212 Mission Canyon Rd.
Santa Barbara 93105


Daily, 4/1 through 5/5, 9am-6pm, Garden Nursery.  Spring Native Plant Sale.  While you can buy plants year round at the Garden Nursery, the Santa Barbara Botanic Garden makes a much larger assortment of plants available at their Spring Native Plant Sale. This is the largest selection of native plants on the Central Coast with over 6,000 plants and 400 different varieties.  Note that Garden admission is not required to visit the sale.  For more information, visit sbbg.org/spring-sale, or contact nursery manager, Patrick Wiley at 805-682-4726 ext. 127.

Sunday, 4/7, 10am-12noon.  Garden Planning with the Experts.  Join one of the Garden’s native plant experts on a tour of our Water Wise Home Garden for inspiration, and then head to the Garden Nursery for guidance on making the best plant choices for your home garden.  $5 members, $15 non-members.  Register at sbbg.org or call 805-682-4726, ext. 102.

Saturday, 4/13, 2-5pm.  Designing with Water Wise Natives.  Learn the steps professional designers use to assure that the finished garden is beautiful, useful and sustainable, including site planning to enhance outdoor living, selecting plants based on what they “do” in the garden, and how to create beautiful, year-round interest.  $30 members, $45 non-members.  Register at sbbg.org or call 805-682-4726, ext. 102.

Sunday, 4/14, 1-3pm.  Hands-on Drip Irrigation Workshop.  Water wisely by tuning into your garden's needs and tuning up your irrigation system! Learn how to start from scratch and how to make repairs or retrofit your drip irrigation system in this hands-on workshop. Participants will gain hands-on experience in improving the efficiency of their landscaping by learning do-it-yourself assembly and maintenance. Free, but please register at sbbg.org or call 805-682-4726, ext. 102.

Saturday, 4/20, 10am, 10:30am, 11am, 11:30am.  One-On-One Garden Consultation Time with Garden Horticulturist Bruce Reed.  Looking to establish a native garden but not sure where to begin? Or perhaps your natives are already planted but you need personalized maintenance advice? Reserve one-on-one time to discuss your home garden needs. $30 members, $40 non-members.  Register at sbbg.org or call 805-682-4726, ext. 102.

Saturday, 4/27, 10am-12:30pm.  Create Your Own Container Garden.  This workshop will begin with a demonstration on how to create a native plant container garden. You'll learn about the creation and care of container plants, including plant selection, watering, and fertilizing. Next, jump in and get your hands dirty as you create your very own dish garden. Choose three plants and a container to make your tiny garden that you'll get to take home. All supplies included.  $20 members, $30 non-members.  Fee includes all supplies.  Register at sbbg.org or call (805) 682-4726, ext. 102.

Santa Barbara County Horticultural Society

Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
909 N La Cumbre Road
Santa Barbara 93110


Wednesday, 4/3, 7pm.  Pelargoniums Out of Africa with John Schoustra of Greenwood Gardens, Somis.   Out of Africa: Pelargoniums for California Landscapes.  Who are Gary's Nebula, Queen of Orange and Veronica Contreras? They are floriferous, California-bred hybrid pelargoniums derived from tough South African natives that are perfect for our climate.  At our April meeting, John Schoustra, Nurseryman and owner of Greenwood Daylily Gardens, will introduce a whole palette of pelargoniums, from ground covers to shrubs that provide year-round color and fragrance. John will describe the six main Pelargonium groups that grow well in Southern California, and he'll discuss the trade-offs between the bloom, fragrance and pest resistance that they offer. As he notes, “Mother Nature never provides a free lunch." John will also share a few images of his 30-year nursery adventure, which began when he started Greenwood Daylily Gardens by purchasing 170,00 daylilies from a nursery in Goleta in 1989. All 170,000 plants were dug and moved to Whittier, CA. Three counties and three moves later, John and his wife Cynthia now live on their 40-acre ranch in Somis, surrounded by acres of organic avocados on the hillsides and their nursery on the more level areas. Over the years, the nursery has evolved to include what John calls "urban warriors" -- other plants that are as resilient as daylilies, such as reblooming irises, agapanthus, low-chill lilacs and pelargoniums. After his talk, John will sell a broad selection of plants from his nursery. The Southern California Horticultural Society honored John Schoustra with the 2018 Horticulturist of the Year Award.  Repeats first Wednesdays.

South Coast Botanic Garden

26300 Crenshaw Blvd
Palos Verdes Peninsula 90274


Saturday & Sunday, 4/6 & 4/7, 9am-4pm, Francis Young Hall.  Cactus and Succulents Show and Sale.  South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society highlights thousands of sculptural, rare, colorful and beautiful cacti and succulents.  Society members and growers will be on hand to help you select plants which best meet your needs, indoors or outdoors and for drought-tolerant landscapes. See southcoastcss.org for more information.

Saturday, 4/27, 10am-4pm.  Rose and Clematis Show and Sale.  Hosted by the South Coast Rose Society, rose and clematis enthusiasts are encouraged to enter their flowering blooms in our community show. Entries are accepted between 6:30 am and 10 am. The Rose Society will provide vases for all blooms. Please bring flower arrangements in personal containers. Stop by to chat with our consulting Rosarians and knowledgeable members. SCRS will also have roses, tools and our famous rose cocktail for sale.

Southern California Horticultural Society

Friendship Auditorium
3201 Riverside Drive
Los Angeles CA 90027


Thursday, 4/11, 7pm.  Matt Candeias of In Defense of Plants podcast and blog.  $5 guests.

Theodore Payne Foundation

10459 Tuxford Street
Sun Valley 91352


Saturday & Sunday, 4/6 & 4/7, 10am-5pm.  16th Annual Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour. Twenty-nine gardens in the Los Angeles area are highlighted in this two-day self-guided adventure.  Inspiring for new and experienced gardeners alike. You’ll learn about native plants, garden design, and wildlife habitat.  Single tickets: $25 for members and students; $30 for non-members.  Two or more tickets (for two or more people): $20 each for members; $25 for non-members.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/16th-annual-theodore-payne-native-plant-garden-tour-april-6-7-2019-10am-5pm-tickets-48988624294

Saturday, 4/13, 9am-12noon.  Propagating California Native Plants with TPF Production Manager Jordan Isken.  Learn the basic skills of vegetative propagation. Tour TPF propagation areas to see how our crew produces plants for the sales yard. A variety of native plant species will be started from cuttings in this hands-on session, and you’ll leave with a flat of starts for your own garden! Limit: 10.  $50 members, $60 non-members.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/propagating-california-native-plants-with-jordan-isken-tickets-50454991237

Wednesday, 4/24, 3-5pm.  Wild Space in a Concrete Place at the Natural History Museum.  Note that the class will be held at the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County (NHM), 900 West Exposition Boulevard, Los Angeles 90007.  From butterflies and bees to lizards and hummingbirds, attracting wildlife to your garden is great for the environment! Whether you are designing your yard from the ground up or need tips for your container garden, this class will teach you about some of the best California native plants for creating habitat. Limit: 20.  $25 members, $35 non-members.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/wild-space-in-a-concrete-place-at-the-natural-history-museum-tickets-54775097792

Friday, 4/26, 9-10am.  Irrigation Basics for the Native Garden, a Walk and Talk with TPF Director of Horticulture Tim Becker.  This focused walk on TPF grounds covers how, when and where to irrigate, as well as the benefits and drawbacks for overhead, drip and hand-watering equipment. Bring your hat and water bottle. Limit: 15.  $15 members, $20 non-members.  Register at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irrigation-basics-for-the-native-garden-a-walk-and-talk-with-tim-becker-tickets-57039940999  

University of California Riverside Botanic Garden

900 University Avenue
Riverside 92521


(None for April)

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