Plant Sales, Classes, and Garden Tours…oh my!

Local Spring Plant Sales, Classes, and Garden Tours 2010 – Scroll down for listings

When it comes to Spring plant sales and tours, I am like a anxious child anticipating Christmas morning.  I have had many of these dates blocked on my calendar since the fall.  I don’t always buy stuff, but I enjoy looking, learning new techniques, and seeing what’s out there.  Here is a short list of the sales and tours around me that I recommend or am interested in attending this year.

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Seal Beach-One of the private gardens opened for the Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour, 2009

MARCH

Monster Tomato and Pepper Sale- Fullerton Arboretum

March 18 ((members only day) through March 21.  9:00 am to 4:00 pm.  Free admission.  Tomatoes and peppers $3.00 each. Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Rd., Fullerton 92831. Over 230 varieties of tomato plants will be for sale this year. Contact www.fullertonarboretum.org

Long Beach City College – Horticulture Department- Spring Plant Sale

MARCH 31 & APRIL 1, 2, 3,  2010
9 am until 6 pm.  LBCC Horticulture Gardens- Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 E. Pacific Coast Hwy.  Long Beach, CA 90806
CALL (562) 938-3092 for more info.  In the past, they have given you a free tomato plant if you bring your own wagon.

APRIL

Eat the Yard! Organic Edible Gardening Series

April 10th Saturday 9 a.m. – Noon or 1 – 4 p.m. (2 sessions)- Part II: Eyes on the Harvest” @ Fullerton Arboretum,  1900 Associated Rd., Fullerton 92831 Get the most out of your edible garden throughout the season! Learn how to best nurture your plants and keep your garden space continually producing. Gardener Jonathan Davis welcomes you back to his outdoor classroom at the Arboretum’s Organic Vegetable Garden to learn organic pest control, plant maintenance, succession planting, and seed saving.TWO SESSIONS: 9 a.m. – Noon or 1 – 4 p.m. Class includes gardening outside; a hat and outdoor clothing are recommended. $15/members $18/nonmembers / Full series discount: 3 classes for $50/members $61/nonmembers / Prepaid registration only. Call by Wednesday April 7th / 657-278-3407 Contact www.fullertonarboretum.org

Green Scene Plant and Garden Show

April 17th & 18th Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.    @  Fullerton Arboretum, 1900 Associated Rd., Fullerton 92831.  Green Scene 2010 promises to be bigger and better than ever, with many new exhibitors and products for sale. Admission is $6 per adult; children under 12 are free.   Contact www.fullertonarboretum.org or call 714-278-3407. Exhibitor opportunities are available until April 4th; call 714-278-4792 or email jmcgarvey@fullerton.edu  “Members Only” preview sale from 9 – 10 a.m. April 17th Saturday. *This is my favorite plant sale.

Water Conservation Education

April 21st Wednesday 10 a.m. – Noon with Gisele Schoniger from Kellogg Garden Products @ H & H Nursery, 6220 Lakewood Blvd., Lakewood 90712.  Space is limited. Contact 562-804-2513  to reserve a seat.   www.hhnursery.com

Southern California Spring Garden Show

April 22nd -23rd Thursday – Friday 10 A.M. — 9 P.M., April 24th Saturday  10 A.M.— 8 P.M., April 25th Sunday 11 A.M. — 6:30 P.M.  @ South Coast Plaza Bristol Street (405 Fwy exit Bristol St. or Fairview and go to Bear St. , Park Near Crate and Barrel), Costa Mesa 92626 Free. Hundreds of vendors selling plants and supplies; fantastic floral displays. Phone 714-435-2160 or www.springgardenshow.com

Fullerton Beautiful Garden Tour

April 25th, 2010  on a Sunday  from 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.
The self-guided tour begins at the Fullerton College Horticulture Department. The entrance is on Berkeley Avenue, east of Lemon Street. Cost of map is $10.  Members of Fullerton Beautiful will receive a map for free, so please recognize yourself at registration.  The Fullerton College Horticulture will also be hosting a plant sale. Plants maybe left for safe-keeping while you attend the garden tour. Visit the FULLERTON BEAUTIFUL BLOG www.fullertonbeautiful.blogspot.com/  Any questions concerning the garden tour please call… 714-871-4156 or 714-526-2926 Information http://horticulture.fullcoll.edu 714.992.7135

MAY

Fullerton College Horticulture Dept.  Spring Sale – 2010

May 1 from 9 to 4, May 2 from 10:00 to 3:00, and May 8th from 10:00- 3;00
321 E. Chapman Ave.
Fullerton, CA 92832

http://horticulture.fullcoll.edu/index.shtml

Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour – 2010

May 2nd & 3rd Saturday & Sunday 10 a.m. – 5 p.m.. This yearly self-guided charity event lives on with a two-day tour of 40-plus gardens from Diamond Bar in the East to Long Beach in the North to San Clemente in the South. Donations collected at all gardens. Information www.heardsgardentour.com 714-566-4800  *I have visited many interesting gardens on this tour.  Some of the gardens are simple and some are extravagant.  Tour brochures are available at many independent local nurseries after Mid April.  H & H Nursery on Lakewood Blvd. in Lakewood, CA. usually has them available.

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Backyard in Long Beach on the Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour

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