Local Garden Events

The following is a list of upcoming gardening events in the local Los Angeles region. For events presented by the Malibu Garden Club, view our Events page.

Fri. & Sat.
Mar. 22 - 239:00 am to 4:00 pm

Incredible Edibles Plant Sale

The Arboretum's spring sale may have a new name but tomato plants continue to be our stars. We’re offering 50 varieties of tomatoes (heirloom and organic) and 60 varieties of vegetables, herbs and more. 9am-4pm; members free; regular admission applies.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Fri. thru Sun.
Mar. 29 - 319:00 am to 5 pm

TOMATOMANIA!

TOMATOMANIA!, the world’s largest tomato seedling sale, returns to Descanso Gardens. Activities free to members. Included in the price of regular Descanso Gardens admission, no registration required.

Descanso Gardens

Sat.
Mar. 309 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Spring Plant Sale

Join the South Coast Botanic Garden for the annual plant sale to get a head start on your home garden. Propagation and Back 40 Volunteers have been hard at work throughout the year to bring out their very best wares. From clivias to succulents, the Spring Plant Sale has you covered. And, since the plants are grown here on site and in the open-air, they tend to be heartier than those sold at the local hardware stores.

South Coast Botanic Garden

Sat.
Mar. 3010:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Saddleback Valley Bromeliad Society's Bromeliad Plant Show & Sale

Saddleback Bromeliad Society will hold a one day show and sale at Sherman Gardens. The show will feature and showcase the diverse species and cultivars within the Bromeliad group. Members will be on hand to answer questions about the care and culture of these wonderful plants. A Bromeliad Demonstration will be hld at 1 pm. There will be a sale table featuring many unique Bromeliads which are not readily available at nurseries.

Sherman Library & Gardens

Sat.
Mar. 30 - May 59 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Spring Native Plant Sale

With thousands of plants from the many habitats of California, the Garden’s annual sales dwarf all other native plant events. Come for easy shopping as the Garden’s courtyard is filled with a huge selection of manzanita, ceanothus, sage, and coral bells, to name just a few. A limited number of Iris will be in bud or bloom, allowing you a sneak peek at their beautiful colors before you buy! This month-long sale ends May 5, with new shipments arriving weekly.

Santa Barbara Botanic Garden

Sat. & Sun.
Apr. 6 & 710:00am – 12:00pm

Theodore Payne Foundation Native Plant Garden Tour

The 16th Theodore Payne Native Plant Garden Tour is a two-day, self-guided visit through more than 30 private and public landscapes of native plants. Tickets purchased before 11:30 p.m. on March 23 are $30 ($25 for members buying single tickets) or $25 ($20 for members buying two tickets or more). 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. both days. Children under 16 free.

Theodore Payne Foundation

Sat. & Sun.
Apr. 6 & 79:00am – 4:00pm

Cactus & Succulents Show & Sale

Hosted by the South Coast Cactus & Succulent Society. For two days Francis Young Hall will overflow with 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.

South Coast Botanic Garden

Sun.
Apr. 7 & 141:00pm – 4:00pm

Prisk Native Garden Tour

Tour the 7,800-square-foot Prisk Native Garden on the grounds of Prisk Elementary School in Long Beach during its annual open house. 1 to 4 p.m. 2375 Fanwood Ave., Long Beach. Free.

Prisk Elementary School, Long Beach

Wed. thru Sun.
Apr. 10 - 139:00am – 4:00pm

Mt. SAC Plant Sale

Spring is in the air! Join us at Descanso as students from the Mount San Antonio College horticulture program sell a variety of potted plants from April 10–13. Free to members.

Descanso Gardens

Sat.
Apr. 1310:00am – 4:00pm

West Adams Heritage Assn.’s 2019 Native Gardens Tour

West Adams Heritage Assn.’s 2019 Native Gardens Tour showcases 10 private gardens that feature native plants in the yards of historic homes dating from 1904 to the mid-1920s. The self-guided tours are available from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Last tickets sold at 1:30 p.m. at 1651 Virginia Road in Lafayette Square. Tickets $24 if purchased before April 5; $30 after. Members pay less.

1651 Virginia Road in Lafayette Square

Sat. - Mon.
Apr. 13 - 1510 am - 4 pm

Wildflower Show

Experience a curated display of hundreds of California wildflowers collected by Garden botanists from sites throughout Southern California. Garden members are granted early access to see the Wildflower Show on Saturday and Sunday, April 13 and 14, at 8 am.

Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden

Sat.
Apr. 1310:00am – 4:00pm

California in My Garden

The Orange County Chapter of the California Native Plant Society presents California in My Garden, a self-guided tour of 14 gardens that feature California native plants from Brea to San Clemente that feature at least 50% California native plants, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Free but registration is necessary to get the tour locations.

California Native Plant Society

Sat.
Apr. 139:00am – 4:00pm

Los Angeles chapter of the Assn. of Professional Landscape Designers’ SEE Gardens tour

The Los Angeles chapter of the Assn. of Professional Landscape Designers’ SEE Gardens tour (“Succulent Edible Ethical”) visits eight landscapes in West Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Brentwood, 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets are $60, reduced price for members and students.

Los Angeles chapter of the Assn. of Professional Landscape Designers

Sat.
Apr. 132:00pm – 4:00pm

2019 Sustainable Garden Tour

The 2019 Sustainable Garden Tour sponsored by the nonprofit South Pasadena Beautiful features four homes plus the South Pasadena Community Garden. The free tour runs from 2 to 5 p.m. starting at 1028 Magnolia St. in South Pasadena, and includes a plant swap. The group is also hosting a biodynamic wine tasting after the tour to raise money for re-landscaping the local post office. Tickets are $25.

South Pasadena Beautiful

Sat. - Sun.
Apr. 13 - 1410:00am – 4:00pm

Riverside Flower Show and Garden Tour

Visit six private gardens during the annual Riverside Flower Show and Garden Tour. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m both days. The flower show and garden fair are 1 to 6 p.m. on April 13 and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 14. Maps and tickets are available at the Elks Lodge, 6166 Brockton Drive, Riverside. $15, children under 16 free with paying adult.

Elks Lodge, 6166 Brockton Drive, Riverside

Sat. - Sun.
Apr. 13 - 149:00am – 4:30pm

Spring Iris Show & Sale

The Southern California Iris Society presents tall bearded, small bearded and aril-bred irises. Members will be available to answer cultural questions.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Sun.
Apr. 1410:30am – 4:30pm

Creative Arts Group's Art of the Garden Tour

The Creative Arts Group's Art of the Garden tour will highlight five private gardens in Pasadena, Altadena, Sierra Madre and San Marino. 10:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are $30 pre-tour or $35 the day of the tour, and can be purchased online or in person at 108 N. Baldwin Ave. in Sierra Madre.

Creative Arts Group

Sun.
Apr. 1412:00pm – 4:00pm

Pacific Palisades’ Garden Tour

The Pacific Palisades’ tour features six gardens in areas around Pacific Palisades, Santa Monica and Brentwood. Noon to 4 p.m., rain or shine. $30

Pacific Palisades’ Garden Club

Sun.
Apr. 1410:00am – 1:00pm

Claremont Garden Club’s Claremont Eclectic

The Claremont Garden Club’s Claremont Eclectic, which tours six Claremont gardens, is designed to give visitors ideas for their own landscapes. 1 to 4:30 p.m. Tickets are available online for $20 and include free entry to Rancho Santa Ana Botanic Garden on the day of the event, plus one additional day in May. Pick up your tour brochure and map of the gardens between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. in the parking lot of the botanic garden, 1500 N. College Ave.

Claremont Garden Club

Sat. & Sun.
Apr. 20 - 21

California Poppy Festival

The California Poppy Festival is an annual spring celebration of the California State Flower. When nature has cooperated you can see massive fields of orange poppies delighting guests at the Antelope Valley Poppy Reserve nearby (different location & fee) but the festival goes on, regardless of the number of poppies each season. The festival's highlights include musical entertainment, food and crafts vendors, games, demos, an awesome art show and changing displays and themed areas. For an affordable admission the festival offers a full day of entertainment in the hub of Antelope Valley, located in the High Desert a little more than one hour north by car from Los Angeles.

Antelope Valley California Poppy Reserve, Lancaster, CA

Sat. & Sun.
Apr. 20 - 219 am to 4 pm

SCHAS Bulb & Exotic Plant Show & Sale

The SCHAS Daylily & Bulb Society presents this annual show.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Sat.
Apr. 2710:00am – 4:00pm

Rose Show & 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.

South Coast Botanic Garden

Sat. & Sun.
Apr. 27 - 2810:00am – 5:00pm

Annual Spring Plant Sale

Give your garden a fresh look for spring! Inspiring ideas and thousands of great plants abound at The Huntington's popular annual sale.

One of the highlights at this year's sale is the beautiful new floribunda rose, 'Huntington's 100th'. Developed by hybridizer Tom Carruth, the E. L. and Ruth B. Shannon Curator of the Rose Collections, this incredibly fragrant variety was introduced to commemorate the institution's upcoming centennial, which gets underway in September.

Other plants available include many water-wise Southwestern, native Californian, and Australian plants—ceanothus, tecoma, manzanita, and westrigia, 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).

Huntington Botanical Gardens

Sun.
Apr. 289 am to 2 pm

Pacific Rose Society Show & Sale

The show overall features thousands of cut roses. Many rose growers from throughout Southern California will exhibit superb rose specimens grown in their home gardens. There also will be artistic rose arrangements, as well as a rose photography display. Rose displays will include bouquets, rose blooms floating in silver bowls, and flowers presented in picture frames.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Fri. thru Sun.
Apr. 27 - 29

Arvin Wildflower Festival

The 41St Annual Arvin Wildflower Festival is expected to the be the best ever. Over 35 years ago after a dust storm swept away the wildflowers and dirt on Bear Mountain people were dismayed. Bear Mountain bare, so they decided to do something. The festival was started as a way to reseed Bear Mountain. Local flower lovers helped by dropping seeds as they walked. After several years, the wildflowers made a comeback, triumphantly pushing their way back to the surface.

Smothermon Park 800 Walnut Avenue Arvin, Ca

Sat. & Sun.
Apr. 27 - 2810:00am – 4:00pm

Redlands Horticultural & Improvement Society Garden Tour

The Redlands Horticultural & Improvement Society hosts its 2019 Garden Tour of five private gardens. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets — $15, children 13 and younger free — are available at local businesses or on tour days at 700 Brookside Ave. The annual Uncommon Plant Sale is 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on April 28 only at Redlands Prospect Park, 1352 Prospect Drive. Tickets good both days.

Redlands Horticultural & Improvement Society

Sat. & Sun.
Apr. 27 - 2810:00am – 4:00pm

Floral Park Home and Garden Tour

Tour homes and gardens in a variety of architectural styles at the Floral Park Home and Garden Tour on North Victoria Drive at West Santa Clara Avenue in North Santa Ana. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.; wine tent 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tickets are $40, or $35 if purchased in advance.

Floral Park

Sat. & Sun.
Apr. 27 - 2810:00am – 4:00pm

Morongo Basin Conservation Assn. 9th Desert-Wise Living Series Landscape Tour

The Morongo Basin Conservation Assn. 9th Desert-Wise Living Series Landscape Tour tour involves 16 private home gardens as well as the Joshua Tree National Park Nursery, Sky’s the Limit Observatory and Nature Center, the Big Morongo Canyon Preserve, the Landers Post Office’s community-created landscape, and the permaculture gardens and grounds of the Harrison House Music, Arts and Ecology. Tickets are available online at mbconservation.org for $10 or $5 for association members.

Morongo Basin Conservation Assn.

Fri.
May 39 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Laguna Beach Garden Club’s Gate and Garden Tour

The Laguna Beach Garden Club’s Gate and Garden Tour starts and ends at Arabella Laguna Historic Cottages, 506 N. Coast Highway, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The event also offers free refreshments, painters in several gardens, a raffle of prizes donated by local artists and businesses, and the opportunity to purchase artisanal margaritas and Mexican fare. Tickets $50, or $60 on the day of the tour (if still available). Proceeds support educational school gardens, local scholarships and community projects.

Laguna Beach Garden Club

Sat. & Sun.
May 4 - 5

La Ballona Valley Bromeliad Society Show & Sale (PDF)

A professionally-judged Exhibition of bromeliads in their many varieties and shapes. Plant art projects. Club sales of plants. Vendors sale of plants

Culver City Veterans Auditorium, Garden Room

Sat. & Sun.
May 4 - 510 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour

The 15th Mary Lou Heard Memorial Garden Tour highlights 36 residential gardens from Long Beach to San Clemente. 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets by donation; proceeds will support the Sheepfold shelter for women and their children in crisis. Tour map available to download in April at heardsgardentour.com

Huntington Beach, CA

Sat. & Sun.
May 4 - 5

Sunset Succulent Show & Sale

Culver City Veterans Auditorium, Multipurpose Room

Sun.
May 512 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Camarillo Garden Tour

The 23rd Livingston Memorial Visiting Nurse Assn.’s Camarillo Garden Tour features art exhibits and demonstrations, live music, refreshments and a garden-themed boutique in addition to a tour of five Camarillo gardens. 12-4 p.m. Tickets are $25 online or available between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m. the day of the tour at 400 Rosewood Ave. in Camarillo. Proceeds benefit the association’s Camarillo Hospice program.

Camarillo, CA

Sun.
May 59:00am – 4:00pm

Epiphyllym Society Show & Sale

Hosted by the South Bay Epiphyllym Society. There are not many flower shows as colorful as an Epiphyllum Show. Although short-lived, the flowers of the hybrid epiphytic cacti are spectacular. Knowledgeable society members will be on hand to answer your questions. Plants and cuttings will be available to purchase.

South Coast Botanic Garden

Sat.
May 1110 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Newport Beach Garden Tour

The Sherman Library and Gardens’ Newport Beach Garden Tour, the new name for the library’s 23rd fundraising event, includes a light lunch and tours of seven private gardens. Each garden will host an artist at work from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tickets are $60, or $50 for members, followed by a reception at Sherman Gardens, 2647 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. Shuttle ride to gardens available by reservation for an additional fee of $45.

Newport Beach, CA

Sat.
May 1110 a.m. to 4 p.m.

West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park Neighborhoods 12th Open Garden Day

West Floral Park and Jack Fisher Park Neighborhoods 12th Open Garden Day in North Santa Ana features garden tours in two tree-lined neighborhoods of vintage homes. Event includes garden talks and demonstrations, plus a vintage car show and vendors selling food and garden products. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Advance tickets are $15, $12.50 per person for eight tickets or more, or $20 the day of the event. Children 12 and under free. Pick up tickets and tour maps at Santa Clara Drive and Westwood Avenue.

Newport Beach, CA

Sat. & Sun.
May 11 - 129 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Geranium Society Show & Sale

The International Geranium Society, Los Angeles branch, presents this wonderful annual display of geraniums.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Thu.
May 166 p.m. to 8 p.m.

San Gabriel Valley Orchid Hobbyists Annual Auction

Yearly auction of orchids.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Thu.
May 169 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Newport Harbor Home and Garden Tour

The Newport Harbor Home and Garden Tour includes stops at seven homes and gardens in Newport Harbor High School area, lunch and an afternoon reception at Barclay Butera Interiors from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets are $85, available online starting April 1, or $100 after May 1 (when tour tickets have typically sold out). Tickets will not be sold the day of the event. (949) 646-1556.

Newport Harbor, CA

Sat.
May 1810 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Friends of Robinson Gardens Garden Tour and Showcase

Friends of Robinson Gardens presents its 31st Garden Tour and Showcase in Beverly Hills, featuring four private gardens and tours of the Virginia Robinson estate. The tour includes a designer fashion show and sumptuous lunch for what is considered one of the most glamorous (and pricey) garden tours of the season. 1008 Elden Way, Beverly Hills. 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tickets start at $250.

Beverly Hills, CA

Sat.
May 1811 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Leimert Park Garden Tour

Leimert Park, one of Los Angeles’ most historic neighborhoods, is partnering with the Los Angeles Community Garden Council to hold its biennial self-guided garden tour of 10 private residential gardens from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tickets can be reserved in advance online for $15 at leimertparkgardentour.com or purchased for $20 the day of the event starting at 10 a.m. at the Garden Tour Hub in the Community Build’s courtyard in the Leimert Park Village, 4305 Degnan Blvd.

Los Angeles, CA

Sat.
May 1810:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Fuchsia Festival and Sale

Fuchsia Plant Sale, Games and Activities for Kids, Scavenger Hunt, Docent-Led Tours of The Gardens, Hamburger and Hot Dog BBQ Available and Fuchsia Basket Class - pre-registration required. Don't miss this fun, family-friendly event!

Sherman Library & Gardens

Sat. & Sun.
May 18 - 199 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Descanso Chrysanthemum Spring Plant Sale

More than 150 varieties of rooted chrysanthemum cuttings will be available at the show as well as perennial flowers and shrubs, and vegetable plants.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Sun.
May 199 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Epiphyllum Show & Sale

At the Epiphyllum Society of America (ESA) annual flower show and sale treat yourself to an enjoyable time viewing these unusual and gorgeous flowers. Besides cut flowers, the show includes epiphyllum pictures, flower arrangements, plants and related epiphytic plants.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Sat.
May 259 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Palm, Cycad, Bamboo and Tropical Plant Sale

This one-of-a-kind event features rare and exotic species of palms, cycads and other tropical plants. These will be provided by exceptional Southern California nurseries. This event is co-hosted by the Palm Society of Southern California and San Diego Botanic Garden.

San Diego Botanic Garden

Sat. - Mon.
May 25 - 279 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Santa Anita Bonsai Show

The Santa Anita Bonsai Society will present trees trained to look like miniature forest giants. Trees up to four feet tall such as maples, junipers and pines will be displayed.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Sat. - Sun.
Jun. 1 - 29 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Daylily Show & Plant Sale

The Southern California Hemerocallis & Amaryllis Society sponsors this annual show that features educational displays and demonstrations. Bulbs will be for sale.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Sat. - Sun.
Jun. 8 - 99 a.m. to 5 p.m.

LAIFS Annual Fern Show & Sale

The Los Angeles International Fern society presents displays of ferns and other exotic plants at their finest. Vendors of plants and garden related items will be located at the front of Ayres Hall. Informative lectures with be on both days with “opportunity” drawings throughout each day.

Los Angeles County Arboretum and Botanic Garden

Sat.
Aug. 249:00am – 5:00pm

Begonia Show & Sale

Hosted by the Palos Verdes Begonia Society. Begonias are among the favorite foliage plants of gardeners and horticulturalists. They are found in rainforests and prefer a semi-shady location. Begonias do very well in Southern California. They are especially attractive in pots but also thrive planted in the garden. Join us for this Show & Sale and get some for your own home!

South Coast Botanic Garden

Sat. & Sun.
Sep. 14 - 159:00am – 4:00pm

Orchid Show & Sale

Hosted by the South Bay Orchid Society. Experienced orchid vendors and the Orchid Society members will be on hand to sell and showcase their outstanding plants with artistic exhibits and displays. ‘Orchids-R-Easy’ demonstrations/classes will be held throughout the duration of the show. An hourly raffle will be held on each day.

South Coast Botanic Garden

Sat. & Sun.
Oct. 19 & 2010 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Annual Fall Plant Sale

At San Diego Botanic Garden’s Annual Fall Plant Sale, plant lovers can choose from thousands of unique, exotic, unusual and drought-tolerant plants, as well as California natives, herbs, succulents, annuals, perennials and SO much more!

Thousands of plants donated by over 100 generous local growers wholesalers, retail nurseries and individuals make the San Diego Botanic Garden’s annual Fall Plant Sale the LARGEST and most DIVERSE plant sales in San Diego County.

Don’t miss this opportunity to enhance and beautify your home, office or other open space with plants grown locally at discounted prices. As well as purchase beautiful water-wise and drought tolerant plants that will enhance your garden and save on your water bill!

Plant selections include California natives, cacti, succulents, fruit trees, bromeliads, sub-tropicals and house plants. Many plants available at the sale are propagated at the SD Botanic Garden by horticulturalists, docents and dedicated volunteers.

The Fall Plant Sale is one of the Garden’s biggest fundraisers and is organized by more than 150 volunteers who transport, tag, price, groom and organize the plants. Generous plant donations from San Diego County growers, nurseries and wholesalers enable the Garden to offer plants at exceptional prices to attendees of the Fall Plant Sale.

The Botanic Attic, filled with new and gently-used garden-related items, a used book sale, and the popular Bakery Shoppe, selling home-made baked goods, jams and jellies, will also available at the Fall Plant Sale.

The Fall Plant Sale is held annually in October, the best time of year to begin planting a fall garden in Southern California!

San Diego Botanic Garden

Sat. & Sun.
Oct. 26 & 27

Cactus and Succulent Show and Sale 2019

See spectacular succulent specimens from around the world – and add them to your collection – at the annual Palomar Cactus and Succulent Society Show & Sale at the Garden. Check out award-winning show plants, available for viewing both Saturday and Sunday. Winners of the show are announced at 1 pm on Saturday and will be on display throughout the entire weekend. Don’t miss this unique show and sale! Plants that both the novice and the collector will enjoy, as well as handmade ceramic pots, driftwood planters, and more unique items are all available.

San Diego Botanic Garden