The 62nd Annual National Chrysanthemum Convention and Show features horticulture and design exhibits along with chrysanthemum arts and crafts and a marketplace. Sat 1-5, Sun 10-4; free. Sacramento Marriott Rancho Cordova, 11211 Point East Dr.; 916/789-7098.
SAN FRANCISCO, NOV 4-FEB 26
The Modern Art of Orchids at the San Francisco Conservatory of Flowers. Contemporary displays of hundreds of plants and blooms. Ask about related art classes, plant-growing workshops, and free children's activity books. 9-4:30 Tue-Sun; $5. John F. Kennedy Dr. near the east entrance of Golden Gate Park; www.conservatoryofflowers.org or 415/666-7001.
SANTA CRUZ, NOV 19-20
Dried Flower and Succulent Wreath Sale at the UC Santa Cruz Arboretum. Find one-of-a-kind handmade dried arrangements, wreaths, and swags along with living succulent wreaths and individual succulents and cactus at this annual sale. Sat 10-4, Sun 10-2; free. 1156 High St. (in the Horticulture Building); http://arboretum.ucsc.edu or 831/427-2998.