Spring 2011: Garden Tours and Plant Sales

Spring 2011: Garden Tours and Plant Sales

It is the time of year I start filling up my calendar with my favorite plant sales and tours.  Here is what I have collected and added for this year…

A photo taken on my phone from the Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour, last year


Tomato Sale- over 100 varieties available

March 4th-6th, 2011
10 to 4
Fullerton City College Horticulture Department

Monster Tomato and Pepper Sale
Fullerton Arboretum
The annual Monster Tomato and Pepper Sale in 2011 will be the biggest sale of its kind yet! This sale grows in popularity each year and in 2011 more tomato and pepper varieties will be available than ever before.  Regular sales hours on March 18, 19 and 20 are 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. This event is free to the public, however voluntary donations at the front entrance are encouraged to help support the gardens and education programs.  A “Members Only” preview sale is scheduled for Thursday, March 17 from 3:00 pm to 7:00 pm.

Green Scene
Fullerton Arboretum
4/16-17/ 2011
Come bring your wagon to the Fullerton Arboretum for a spectacular, weekend long outdoor garden event. Green Scene is the spring event to find bulbs, succulents, organic vegetables, varietal plants, garden accessories and garden products.  *This year will be first time in 17 years I will miss this garden event. I have a conflict and I am devastated!

Long Beach City College
April 20-23rd, 2011
Long Beach City College Horticulture Department Annual Spring Sale (This date is based on the fact in past years the sale has always been the week before Easter Sunday.  The LBCC has not published the official public announcement yet.)

The 22nd Annual Southern California Spring Garden Show
South Coast Plaza
Over 75 specialty garden vendors offering exotic plants, unique garden accessories, and more.
April 30 and May 1, 2011

Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour
April 30-May 1, 2011
The Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour is a yearly, self-guided charity event held by the Mary Lou Heard Foundation, a California nonprofit organization dedicated to continuing Mary Lou’s life work.  Homeowners open their private gardens and yards to the public from Long Beach to Laguna.  They publish a list of the gardens usually by April.
May – Huntington Botanical Garden 
Annual Plant Sale 1151 Oxford Road 
San Marino, CA 91108 
(626) 405-2100 
Free with museum admission.

2 thoughts on “Spring 2011: Garden Tours and Plant Sales

  1. Since my birthday is the last day of April. April 30th. I have to say that the Mary Lou Heard Garden Tour is April 30 & May 1.

  2. Hi neighbor- I just found your blog on BYC. I am on my way to work so will explore more later- just wanted to say Hi. I am interested in hearing about your LA area gardeneing and chickens. (I am in La Crescenta)

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