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What's doing in May? Dozens of garden shows, sales, tours, classes, and lectures.

What's doing in May? Dozens of garden shows, sales, tours, classes, and lectures

NORTHERN CALIFORNIA

Walnut Creek. May events at Heather Farm Garden Center include classes on herb gardening, preserving fresh flowers, and making wreaths. Place: Heather Farm Garden Center, 1540 Marchbanks Dr. For more information and required preregistration, call (415) 947-1678 between 9 and 1 weekdays.

Carmel Valley. May 1. The 25th annual flower show by Carmel Valley Garden Association. Place: Hidden Valley Music Seminars, Carmel Valley and Ford roads. Hours: 10 to 3. Free.

Healdsburg. May 1. Flower show and plant sale by Healdsburg Garden Club. Place: Villa Chanticleer, 1248 N. Fitch Mountain Rd. Hours: 10 to 4:30. Donations accepted.

Los Altos. May 1. Spring show by Westbay Iris Society. Place: Los Altos Youth Center, One N. San Antonio Rd. Hours: noon to 5. Free.

Redwood City. May 1. Annual show by Peninsula Rose Society. Place: Community Activities Building, 1400 Roosevelt Ave. Hours: 1 to 5. Free.

Ukiah. May 1. Show by the Redwood Iris Society. Place: Yokayo School, 790 S. Dora St. Hours: 1 to 5. Free.

Watsonville. May 1. Annual exhibit by Watsonville Bonsai Club. Place: Buddhist Temple Annex, 423 Bridge St. Hours: 10 to 5. Free.

Roseville. May 4. Flower show, plant sale, and tea by Roseville Arrangers Guild. Place: Lauppe Hall, Placer County Fairgrounds, 800 All America Blvd. Hours: 11 to 4. Admission in free.

Suisun City. May 4. Spring plant sale by Solano Community College Horticulture Club. Place: campus student center, 4000 Suisun Valley Rd. Hours: 9 to 9.

Cupertino. May 6 and 7. Show and sale by the African Violet Society of the South Bay. Placed: Vallco Fashion Park, Stevens Creek Blvd. and Wolfe Rd. Hours: 2 to 9 Friday, 10 to 5 Saturday. Free.

Palo Alto. May 6 and 7. Tour of six private gardens, sponsored by Elizabeth F. Gamble Garden Foundation. Hours: 10 to 4. Tickets ($12) may be purchased the day of the tour at Gamble Gardens, 1431 Waverley St. For advance ticket information and to reserve a box lunch (not included in ticket price), call (415) 321-8128 or 328-1930.

Oakland. May 6, 7, and 8. Show and plant sale by Orchid Society of California. Place: Lakeside Park Garden Center, 666 Bellevue Ave. Hours: 1 to 5 Friday, 10 to 5 Saturday, 10 to 4 Sunday. Free.

Aptos. May 6 through 9. Annual plant sale by Cabrillo College Garden Club. Place: college amphitheater, 6500 Soquel Dr. Hours: 9 to 5 every day except 9 to 1 Monday.

Fairfield. May 7. Plant sale by Master Gardeners of Solano County. Place: UC Cooperative Extension parking lot, 2000 W. Texas St. Hours: 10 A.M. until plants are sold out.

Novato. May 7. Plant sale by Novato Garden Club. Place: The Square, Novato Blvd. and Wilson Ave. Hours: 9 to 4.

Placerville. May 7. Annual tour of private rose gardens and old rose sites in the Mother Lode. Hours: 8:30 to 5. Free. For details, call (916) 626-5840.

Pleasant Hill. May 7. The 20th annual plant sale by Pleasant Hill Garden Study Club. Place: parking lot for The School House, Pleasant Hill Rd. and Oak Park Blvd. Hours: 9 to 2.

San Mateo. May 7. Plant sale at San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way. Hours: 10 to 4.

San Rafael. May 7. Plant sale by Chrysanthemum Society of Marin. Place: Northgate Mall, Las Gallinas Ave. Hours: 10 to 5.

Santa Rosa. May 7. Show and plant sale by Redwood Empire Chapter of American Rhododendron Society. Place: mall at Coddingtown Center, U.S. 101 at W. Steele Lane. Hours: 10 to 5. Free.

Berkeley. May 7 and 8. Plant sale by Friends of the Botanical Garden. Place: UC Botanical Garden, Centennial Dr. Hours: noon to 2 Saturday, 9 to 2 Sunday.

Concord. May 7 and 8. Annual exhibit by Shikishima Bonasi Club. Place: Japanese American Cultural Center, 3165 Treat Blvd. Hours: noon to 7 Saturday, 10 to 4 Sunday. Free.

Oakland. May 7 and 8 Spring Wildflower Show by California Native Plant Society and Oakland Museum. Place: the museum, 1000 Oak St. Hours: 10 to 5 Saturday, noon to 5 Sunday. Free.

Richmond. May 7 and 8. Annual show by the North Bay Rose Society. Place: Hilltop Mall, Hilltop Mall Rd. Hours: noon to 5. Admission is free.

Sacramento. May 7 and 8. Show by the Sacramento Geranium Club. Place: Sacramento Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Hours: 2 to 6 Saturday, 10 to 5 Sunday. Free.

San Jose. May 7 and 8. Show by Santa Clara County Rose Society. Place: Westgate Mall, 1600 Saratoga Ave. Hours: 10 to 6 Saturday, noon to 5 Sunday. Free.

Santa Cruz. May 7 and 8. Show by Monterey Bay Chapter of American Rhododendron Society. Place: Antonelli Brothers Begonia Gardens, 2545 Capitola Rd. Hours: 1 to 5 Saturday, noon to 4 Sunday. Admission in free.

Calistoga. May 7, 14, and 21. Saturday seminars on herbs at Franz Valley Experimental Gardens, 7350 Franz Valley Rd. Hours: 9 to noon. Fee: $15 per seminar. For details and required preregistration, call (707) 525-1771.

San Francisco. May 7 and 18. Free classes on drip irrigation. Place: Urban Farmer Store, 2833 Vicente St. Hours: 10:30 to noon Saturday, 7:30 to 9 P.M. Wednesday. For information and required reservations, call (415) 661-2204.

Monterey. May 8. Lecture and slide show on edible landscaping by author Rosalind Creasy, sponsored by Peninsula Beautiful. Place: music hall, Monterey Peninsula College, Fremont Blvd. Hours: 3 to 4:30. Admission: $6. For ticket information, call (408) 649-5561.

Woodside. May 8. Tour of five private gardens and party in the garden of Mrs. Louise Davies, to benefit Peninsula French-American School. Hours: 10 to 7. Admission: $50. For tickets, write to Spring Benefit, 870 N. California Ave., Palo Alto 94303, or call (415) 328-2338.

Rohnert Park. May 14. Annual flower show by Rohnert Park Garden Club. Place: Burton Avenue Recreation Center, 7421 Burton Ave. Hours: 1 to 5. Free.

San Mateo. May 14. Plant sale by Men's Garden Club of San Mateo County. Place: Borel Shopping Center, El Camino Real and State 92. Hours: 9 to 4.

Citrus Heights. May 14 and 15. Annual rose show. Place: Fountain Square, 7115 Greenback Lane. Hours: noon to 6 Saturday, 9 to 5 Sunday. Free.

Palo Alto. May 14 and 15. Exhibit and plant sale by the Peninsula Bonsai Club. Place: Palo Alto Buddhist Church, 2751 Louis Rd. Hours: noon to 8:30 Saturday, 10 to 5 Sunday. Donations accepted.

Sacramento. May 14 and 15. Bonsai Azalea exhibit by Sacramento Satsuki Aikokai. Place: Sacramento Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd. Hours: 10 to 5. Free.

Turlock. May 14 and 15. Show by Modesto Bonsai Club. Place: Valley Nursery, 690 N. First St. Hours: 10 to 4. Free.

San Francisco. May 14 and 28. Plant sale by Strybing Arboretum Society. Place: Helen Crocker Russell Library courtyard in arboretum, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. and Lincoln Way. Hours: 10 to 1.

Napa. May 15. Annual show by Napa Valley Bonsai Club. Place: Town and Country Fairgrounds, 575 Third St. Hours: noon to 6. Free.

Newark. May 20, 21, and 22. Show and plant sale by Nite Bloomers African Violet Club. Place: NewPark Mall, I-880 at Stevenson Blvd. Hours: 2 to 9 Friday, 10 to 9 Saturday, 11 to 6 Sunday. Free.

Santa Cruz. May 21. Spring Festival of Plants at UC Santa Cruz Arboretum includes talks, tours, and a plant sale. Park in the Barn Theatre parking lot, bay and High streets, then take shuttle bus to the arboretum. Hours: 10 to 4. Free.

Walnut Creek. May 21. Plant sale by Northern California Chrysanthemum Society. Place: parking lot behind First Interstate Bank, 1350 N. Main St. Hours: 9 to noon.

San Mateo. May 21 and 22. Annual exhibit by Hillsborough Bonsai Society. Place: San Mateo Garden Center, 605 Parkside Way. Hours: 11 to 5. Free.

San Rafael. May 21 through 24. Marin Garden Show, sponsored by The Branson School. Place: Dominican College, Acacia and Grand avenues. Hours: 10 to 7 every day except 10 to 4 Tuesday. Admission: $7, $5 ages 5 through 11. For required luncheon reservations (luncheon costs $6 to $8.50), call (415) 454-3614.

Weott. May 22. Annual flower show and plant sale by Southern Humboldt Garden Club. Place: Agnes J. Johnson School, Park St. Hours: 2 to 5. Free.

Grass Valley. May 28 and 29. Flower show by Chicago Park Garden Club and Nevada County Flower Arrangers. Place: Senior Citizens Foundation Center, 11228 McCourtney Rd. Hours: noon to 5 Saturday, 11 to 4 Sunday. Free.

Palo Alto. May 28 and 29. Bonsai azalea exhibit and plant sale by Northern California Satsuki Aikokai. Place: Palo Alto Buddhist Church, 2751 Louis Rd. Hours: noon to 5 Saturday, 10 to 5 Sunday. Donations accepted.

San Francisco. May 28 and 29. Annual show and plant sale by the African Violet Society of San Francisco. Place: County Fair Building, Golden Gate Park, Ninth Ave. and Lincoln Way. Hours: 2 to 5 Saturday, 10 to 4 Sunday. Free.

San Francisco. May 28 and 29. Flower show by Ikebana Teachers Federation. Place: Miyako Hotel, Japan Center, Laguna and Post streets. Hours: noon to 5 Saturday, 10 to 4 Sunday. Free.

Gualala. May 29. Sale of native plants by the Dorothy King Young Chapter of California Native Plant Society. Place: Community Center. Hours: noon to 4.

COLORADO

Denver. May 6 and 7. The 39th annual plant and Used Book Sale at the Denver Botanic Gardens, 1005 York St. Hours: 9:30 to 5:30. Garden admission free during sale.

UTAH

Salt Lake City. May 21. Annual plant sale by the State Arboretum of Utah. Place: Arboretum Center, Building 436, University of Utah. Hours: 9 to 3.
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